Monday, 23 March 2015
Gallery TPW (170 St. Helens Avenue )
Co-facilitated by Jacob Korczynski, Kim Simon and cheyanne turions
As part of “…a container for mere possibilities that have not yet happened, a body in a state of becoming through time, or a structure for the expression of time as it moves both forwards and backwards at once.”, a series of events departing from Yvonne Rainer’s canonical dance Trio A, this salon will feature Amy Sillman’s notes on the diagram, reworked. version 2: not-knowing from which the title is taken, among other selections.
In 1968, feminist author Jill Johnston stated “I’ve seen Trio A a number of times and still think I haven’t really seen it.” Curated and presented by FADO Performance Art Centre in collaboration with Sara Wookey, a series of performances, Transmitting Trio A (1966), allows the opportunity to see Yvonne Rainer’s canonical dance presented from a range of perspectives. In response to FADO’s initiative, Gallery TPW presents “…a container for mere possibilities that have not yet happened, a body in a state of becoming through time, or a structure for the expression of time as it moves both forwards and backwards at once,” which situates Trio A within a constellation of conversations, readings and newly commissioned works.
It has been danced as a solo, a duo, a trio and by dozens of dancers both in and out of phase. Forward, backwards, in tap shoes and in the nude while draped with the American flag, Trio A has become one of the most plural and mutable works of its era at the same time as it has become one of the most iconic works of Yvonne Rainer’s decades long practice encompassing choreography, filmmaking and writing.
Presented in different iterations by Rainer herself, Trio A continues to disseminate through a number of dancers who have learned from Rainer, performed the work and in turn are authorized to transmit the choreography to others. Learned by dancers and non-dancers alike, it is dependent upon the knowledge of the choreography passed via pedagogy from the flesh and bones of one to another. Each person who performs is the material of Trio A, or as Yvonne Rainer once put it: “My body remains the enduring reality.”
Complete information about the event series can be found here.