Kenyon College

Transmitting Trio A: A Lecture-Performance

November 19, 2019 11:10am – 12:00pm

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, & 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.

Tuesday, November 19, 11:10 AM-12:00 PM
Buchwald-Wright Gallery, Gund Gallery

The Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.