Come to the Gund Gallery for a special demonstration of Yvonne Rainer’s "Trio A." Premiering in 1966 and widely performed ever since, "Trio A" is considered one of Rainer’s most famous works. It signals a break from the traditional organization of dance works around climax and rest, to a model that instead relies on uninterrupted motion created through a series of unpredictable actions. It is also a fine example of a "task-oriented” aesthetic, where dramatic gestures and audience interaction are replaced with banal movements and a sense of detachment. Julie Brodie, chair of the Department of Dance, Drama, and Film and professor of dance, Balinda Craig-Quijada, professor of dance, and Kora Radella, assistant professor of dance, collaborate with dance artist, public speaker, and researcher Sara Wookey, and Elliott Mercer, instructor of visual and performing arts, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, to demonstrate the piece. Wookey and Mercer will explain their roles as transmitters of the score, comparing and contrasting this to Brodie's experience staging the piece from the Labanotation score.
The Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Tuesday, November 19 at 11:10am to 12:00pm
Gund Gallery, Buchwald-Wright Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive Gambier, Ohio 43022
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