Yvonne Rainer

Yvonne Rainer, one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater (1962), made a transition to filmmaking following a fifteen-year career as a choreographer/dancer (1960-1975). After making seven experimental feature-length films, she returned to dance in 2000 via a commission from the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation (“After Many a Summer Dies the Swan”). Her dances and films have been seen throughout the U.S. and Europe. Museum retrospectives of her work have been presented at institutions throughout Europe and the U.S. Her publications include “Feelings Are Facts: a Life,” "Work: 1961-73," "The Films of Yvonne Rainer," "A Woman Who…: Essays, Interviews, Scripts,” “Moving and Being Moved,” and “Poems.” Her awards include two Guggenheim Fellowships, a MacArthur Fellowship, a U.S.A Fellowship, and a Yoko Ono Courage Award.