Yvonne Rainer

In 2018 I learned and performed the solo Trio A by Yvonne Rainer, transmitted by Emmanuèle Phuon.

Trio A, an iconic dance choreographed by Yvonne Rainer in 1965, consists of a 5-minute sequence of movement that was initially presented as The Mind Is a Muscle, Part I at Judson Church, New York City, on January 10, 1966. There it was performed by Rainer, David Gordon, and Steve Paxton, simultaneously but not in unison. Since then the dance has taken on myriad forms, including execution by a large group in the nude with American flags (Trio A With Flags), a retrograde version by Pat Catterson, and a recent solo version (Geriatric with Talking) by Rainer herself.

In 2018 it was performed by Björn Säfsten, Sebastian Lingserius and myself as part of the symposium Within Practice, organized by Björn Säfsten and Nordberg Movement. In 2020 it will be performed by Björn Säfsten, Sebastian Lingserius, Maryam Nikandish and myself at Dansmuséet in Stockholm on September 10-13. For this process I also take on the role of rehearsal assistant.

Choreography: Yvonne Rainer
Dancers: Sebastian Lingserius, Stina Nyberg, Björn Säfsten and Maryam Nikandish
Choreographer, dancer, authorized transmitter of Yvonne Rainer’s dances: Emmanuèle Phuon