A scrapbook, from 6/8 to 12/8

Monday 6 August was the second of the re-booted Simone’s Boudoir monthly conversations at Dancehouse. This month’s topic was Yvonne Rainer and the artist as activist, with readings from her autobiography among other sources. So many highlights! Here’s a quote from the program note for the 1968 performance of Trio A:

“If my rage at the impoverishment of ideas, narcissism, and disguised sexual exhibitionism of most dancing can be considered puritan moralizing, it is also true that I love the body—its actual weight, mass, and unenhanced physicality.”

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The following review – abridged – was published in the Herald Sun on Tuesday 7 August: Continue reading “A scrapbook, from 6/8 to 12/8”