Yvonne Rainer: No Manifesto

Yvonne Rainer

Creator: Yvonne Rainer (1965)
Purpose: To revolutionise dance and reduce it to its essential elements.

Manifesto

No to spectacle.
No to virtuosity.
No to transformations and magic and make-believe.
No to the glamour and transcendency of the star image.
No to the heroic.
No to the anti-heroic.
No to trash imagery.
No to involvement of performer or spectator.
No to style.
No to camp.
No to seduction of spectator by the wiles of the performer.
No to eccentricity.
No to moving or being moved.

Sources

The Manifesto : http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_Yvonne_Rainer%27s_NO_Manifesto

Yvonne Rainer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yvonne_Rainer

Image: http://www.lafilmforum.org/index/Winter_2010/Entries/2010/1/10_Yvonne_Rainer_Retrospective_%28Part_6_of_8%29.html

Thanks to Helen Omand for sharing this manifesto.

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