No manifesto d’Yvonne Rainer/Texte fondateur

No manifesto d’Yvonne Rainer/Texte fondateur

© Michal Grosicki

Texte en anglais trouvé sur un blog au nom évocateur : expanding l boundaries

Yvonne Rainer’s choreography assumed an immense shift in the realm of 1960s American dance in its effort to explore neutrality rather than expressivity. Rejecting any intention to impose drama or adorn embellishment on movement, Rainer began to experiment with functionality, crafting an objective presence of the human body and its movement. Through task-oriented works, most famously Trio A, Rainer stripped movement of stylization and forged a new understanding of dance as an art superior to that of merely entertainment. In alignment with these aspirations, Rainer created the No Manifesto” to publicize her rejuvenating exploration.

No Manifesto

No to spectacle.
No to virtuosity.
No to transformations and magic and make-believe.
No to the glamour and transcendency of the star image.
No to the heroic.
No to the anti-heroic.
No to trash imagery.
No to involvement of performer or spectator.
No to style.
No to camp.
No to seduction of spectator by the wiles of the performer.
No to eccentricity.
No to moving or being moved.

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