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  • Yvonne Rainer, Trio A, 1973. © Babette Mangolte Courtesy of Broadway 1602, New York.

    Yvonne Rainer

    Dia:Beacon
    3 Beekman Street
    October 22 - May 12

    Curated by Yasmil Raymond

    On the heels of its well-acclaimed collaborations with Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown, Dia will present the work of avant-garde choreographer Yvonne Rainer beginning this fall. Building on Sid Sachs’s excellent archival show “Yvonne Rainer: Radical Juxtapositions 1961–2002,” Yasmil Raymond has organized a live exhibition that will stage seven of Rainer’s key pieces in varied combinations over three weekends. The repertoire will range from early pieces, including Three Satie Spoons, 1961, and We Shall Run, 1963, to Rainer’s newest work, Assisted Living: Good Sports 2, 2011 (one of several that she has choreographed since returning to dance from a nearly three-decade hiatus). Watching Rainer and her group of dancers perform cheek by jowl with artwork by her venerable New York peers will be revealing. And Dia:Beacon’s out-of-town romance is sure to invoke the spirit of Anna Halprin’s dance-deck retreat in the woods of Marin County—a site that influenced Rainer’s earliest experiments in movement.