This essay discusses Yvonne Rainer's Trio A (1966) and the reasons that this choreographic work is considered canonical in Western theatre dance history. Traces of the work are preserved in audiovisual documents, scores and the memories of those who danced, taught, and saw it. If this documentation has kept Trio A's choreographic structure and aesthetic proposal alive, its continuity is also supported by restagings, reenactments and workshops that aim to transmit its legacy to professional and non-professional dancers. Trio A is considered here an archive, a physical and discursive place that invites us to interrogate history, recover memory, and reflect on the reasons and the ways we dance. The essay also discusses how and why Trio A has become a point of reference for many contemporary dancers and choreographers who carry postmodern dance into the present.

TRIO A DI YVONNE RAINER (1966-68). STORIA, MEMORIA E TRASMISSIONE DI UN’OPERA COREOGRAFICA

susanne franco
2021

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This essay discusses Yvonne Rainer's Trio A (1966) and the reasons that this choreographic work is considered canonical in Western theatre dance history. Traces of the work are preserved in audiovisual documents, scores and the memories of those who danced, taught, and saw it. If this documentation has kept Trio A's choreographic structure and aesthetic proposal alive, its continuity is also supported by restagings, reenactments and workshops that aim to transmit its legacy to professional and non-professional dancers. Trio A is considered here an archive, a physical and discursive place that invites us to interrogate history, recover memory, and reflect on the reasons and the ways we dance. The essay also discusses how and why Trio A has become a point of reference for many contemporary dancers and choreographers who carry postmodern dance into the present.
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