Yvonne Rainer's "Trio A" Descriptive Essay by Nicky

Yvonne Rainer's "Trio A"
This paper is about the choreographer Yvonne Rainer and her dance, "Trio A".
# 148000 | 1,906 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Aug 21, 2011 in Dance (History)

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This paper gives an overview of Yvonne Rainer's life and discusses the creation of one of her most famous works, "Trio A". It provides a backdrop to its creation as well as the forces that produced such different and unique narratives to each choreography. It provides a detailed timeline of "TRio A" and its influence on modern dance.

From the Paper:

"In all areas, Rainer generally eschewed the traditional concepts of narrative and climax, and Trio A is a clear example of this. This could be seen as quite strange given her initial desires regarding the idea of performance art. Born in 1934, in the middle of the Great Depression, Rainer also grew up during World War II, and these two events led to a massive change in artistic styles and social development in the United States (Richar 2003). Following World War II, the Cold War stand off between the United States and the Soviet Union also became a major influence on society and artistic expression (Rainer 1999). Rainer was excited by what she saw, and her artistic desires grew during her teenage years. By her early twenties Yvonne Rainer had left her hometown of San Francisco to travel across the country in pursuit of a career as a performer, at first as an actor."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • MIT Press. "Review: Yvonne Rainer: The Mind is a Muscle." Accessed 15 April 2009. http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11290
  • Rainer, Y. "Trio A." Accessed 15 April 2009. http://www.vdb.org/smackn.acgi$tapedetail?TRIOA
  • Rainer, Y. A woman who-- New York: John Hopkins University Press, 1999.
  • Richar, H. "Yvonne Rainer Biography." Accessed 15 April 2009. http://people.wcsu.edu/mccarneyh/fva/R/YRainer_bio.html

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Yvonne Rainer's "Trio A" (2011, August 21) Retrieved June 10, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/yvonne-rainer-trio-a-148000/

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