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Yvonne Rainer papers, 1933-2006, bulk 1959-2001.

Rainer, Yvonne, 1934-

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  • Title:
    Yvonne Rainer papers, 1933-2006, bulk 1959-2001.
  • Author/Creator: Rainer, Yvonne, 1934-
  • Creation Date: 1933-2006, bulk 1959-2001.
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Choreographer, dancer, filmmaker and writer, Yvonne Rainer is celebrated as a pioneer of postmodern dance. Her often experimental and challenging work has been widely influential throughout her long career.
  • Arrangement: Arranged in ten series: Series I. Notebooks, appointment and address books, 1949-2004; Series II. Correspondence, 1953-1999; Series III. Works, 1960-2002; Series IV. Professional and exhibition files, 1964-2004; Series V. Programs and reviews, 1959-2006; Series VI. Topical research files, circa 1955-2005; Series VII. Photography, 1933-2004; Series VIII. Audiovisual materials, circa 1963-2003; Series IX. Oversize materials, 1952-2004; Series X. Writings about Rainer, dance and film, 1934-2006.
  • Physical Desc.: 143.25 linear feet (151 boxes; 8 flat file folders).
    63 films originals..
    12 videodiscs (DVD) originals..
    28 reel-to-reel sound tapes originals..
    26 audiocassettes originals..
    144 videocassettes originals..
    24 videodiscs (DVD) ; 4 3/4 in. use copies..
  • Summary: The archive documents Yvonne Rainer's life as an artist from the late 1950s through 2006, and includes photographic material dated as early as 1933. The collection includes correspondence, including exchanges with Trisha Brown, Robert Morris and Benjamin Buchloh; choreographic scores; film scripts; photographs, negatives, contact sheets and slides, many by Peter Moore documenting Rainer's work; audio and video recordings, and film reels; manuscripts essays and notes; publications by and about Rainer; press reviews of dance and film; personal diaries, calendars and address books; and extensive rare ephemera. The archive also contains film footage in various formats of Rainer's work.
  • Language: English
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Preliminary inventory available in the repository; folder level control.
  • Notes: Credit line for reproduction: Used with permission. ©Yvonne Rainer.
  • Form/Genre: Audiocassettes
    Motion pictures (visual works)
    Negatives (photographic)
    Photographic prints
    Photographs, Original
    Programs (documents)
    Slides (photographs)
  • Subjects: Brown, Trisha, 1936-2017 Buchloh, B. H. D Morris, Robert, 1931-2018 Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- Brown, Trisha, 1936-2017 Buchloh, B. H. D Morris, Robert, 1931- Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- Choreographers -- United States Experimental films Modern dance -- United States Motion picture producers and directors -- United States Choreographers Experimental films Modern dance Motion picture producers and directors United States
  • Contributors: Brown, Trisha, 1936-2017. Buchloh, B. H. D. Moore, Peter, 1932-1993. Morris, Robert, 1931-2018.
  • ID/Accession Number: 2707-348
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers, except unreformatted audio visual materials.
  • OCLC Record Number: 669289563
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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