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Yvonne Rainer papers, 1871-2013 (bulk 1959-2013)

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Rainer (Yvonne) Papers
Series III. Works, 1960-2005, undated 7 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
Rainer writings and publications, 1963-2005, undated 2.6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
This subseries contains Yvonne Rainer's writings in manuscript and published form, including handwritten notes.
Arrangement
This subseries is arranged chronologically with undated materials at the end.
box folder
31 1 "Some thoughts on improvisation (for painter James Byars)," 1963
One handwritten, one typed manuscript.
31 2 "Sleeping," 1964
Two pages handwritten text (one sheet) untitled with first line "I want to make a dance about sleeping." With published copy in ICA Bulletin, Dec 1965.
31 3 "Dwarf syndrome," 1965
One-page typed manuscript, a statement about dance dated 1965 Oct 3.
31 4 "Rreeppeettiittiioonn iinn mmyy wwoorrkk," circa 1965
Three typed and one handwritten manuscripts.
31 5 "Some retrospective notes on a dance for 10 people...," post 1965
One handwritten and two typed manuscripts, with photocopy of published work in Tulane Drama Review.
31 6 Lecture on movement, 1966
One typed and one handwritten manuscript and notes on four index cards. See also Rainer's 1965-1966 notebook for an earlier version of this text.
31 7 "Quasi survey of some minimalist tendencies...," undated
Typed manuscript, and printed pages from Gregory Battcock's book, Minimalism, where it was published.
31 8 "Account of my career," circa 1966
Essay for grant application? With list of performances and statement of purpose.
31 9 "Notes on Two Dances by Deborah Hay," 1967
In Ikon, February, 1967: 2-3. One issue of the Journal.
31 10 "Don't Give the Game Away," 1967
Manuscript, typed and untitled; photocopy of published article; and one issue of the journal Arts Magazine, April, 1967: 44-47.
31 12 Jill Johnston, 1969
Untitled typed manuscript about Johnston, three pages.
31 13 "Statement about muh moovies for Annette Michelson," circa 1972
Found in a folder with material about Lives of Performers.
31 14 "From an Indian journal," 1970
Handwritten loose notebook pages from Rainer's trip to India funded by E.A.T. With photocopy of published version in Drama Review, 15 (T-50, Spring 1971): 132-138. See also Rainer's notebooks for her India journal, Box 2, folder 1.
31 15 "Dancing Ladies," 1972
Statement about title of dance performance series arranged by James Waring, "Dancing Ladies."
31 16 Writings, 1972
Two untitled texts, typed, one page each. One on literary sources of Rainer's work, the other about performing and movement.
31 17 "Parts of some sextets," after 1974
Typed essay about this piece, with annotations. With photocopied photographs by Peter Moore.
31 18 "Film about a Woman Who...," (script) 1976
In October, 2. Two issues of the journal.
31 19 "A Likely Story," 1976
Four copies. Paper delivered 1976 Sep 3 as part of the International Forum on Avant-Garde Film, Edinburgh Film Festival [A paper with the same title was published in Idiolects, 6 (June 1978)].
31 20-21 "Annotated selections from the filmscript of 'Kristina Talking Pictures,'" 1977
In No Rose, 1, no. 3. Four issues of the journal.
31 22 "Introduction to the second edition," 1979
For Works, 1963-71. Two copies.
31 23 "Backwater: Twosome / Paxton and Moss," 1979
31 24 "Beginning with Some Advertisements for Criticisms of Myself, or, Drawing the Dog You May Want To Use To Bite Me With, and Then Going On To Other Matters," 1980
In Millennium Film Journal, 6 (Spring 1980): 5-7. One issue of the journal.
31 25 Texts about Journeys from Berlin / 1971, circa 1980
Five typed manuscripts, one of which is a Letter to the Editor.
31 26 "Incomplete report of the first week of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, August 17-30, 1980, and Musings on Several Other Films," 1980
In Idiolects, 9-10: 2-6. One issue of the Journal.
31 27 "Looking Myself in the Mouth," 1981
16 pages typed and annotated, with some tape. First published in October, no. 17 (Summer 1981): 8-12. Two photocopies of article, one with handwritten notes.
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31a 1 "More Screaming and Kicking from the Narrative Front / Backwater," 1982
31a 2 "Trisha Brown: engineering calamity," 1985
Clipping of article by Rainer, published in the Voice September 17, 1985.
31a 3 "Rainer on Rappaport," 1985
Typed manuscript and published article in NY Talk, November 1985. About filmmaker Mark Rappaport.
31a 4 Texts about The Man Who Envied Women, circa 1985
Four manuscripts: Interview with Rainer, Minneapolis, 1985 Sep 8, Bill Horrigan, Valerie Ellis, Helen DeMichiel; plus three texts by Rainer, typed with annotations.
31a 5 "What's wrong with Ross MacElwee's 'Sherman's March,'" 1986
two typed pages.
31a 6 "Some ruminations around cinematic antidotes to the Oedipal net(les) while playing with De Lauraedipus Mulvey, or, he may be off screen, but...," 1986
In Independent Film and Video Monthly, 9, no. 3 (April 1986): 22-25. Clipping of article and three issues of the journal.
31a 7 "Thoughts on Women's Cinema: Eating Words, Voicing Struggles," 1987
Clipping of article by Rainer, published in Independent Film and Video Monthly, 10, no. 3 (April 1987) and four issues of the journal.
31a 8 "The Man Who Envied Women" - script, 1987-1988
In Women and Performance, 3, no. 2, #6 (1987-1988): 103-160.
31a 9 "Responses to Coco Fusco's 'Fantasies of Oppositionality,'" 1989
In Screen, 30, no. 3 (Summer 1989): 91-98.
31a 10 "Tea for Two," 1980
Rainer (with Simone Forti), in Contact Quarterly, 15, no. 2 (Spring/Summer 1990): 27-31. Journal issue and typescript of the article.
31a 11 "Work of art in the (imagined) age of unalienated exhibition," 1990
Typescript of article by Rainer, published in Discussions in Contemporary Culture: Democracy, a project by group material, 1990, and issue of the journal.
31a 12 [Unititled] "Shirley is gone," after 1980
Six-page typed remembrance.
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31b 1 "Privilegien und Risiken, Ein Interview mit Kurt Eastwood, Susanne Fairfax und Laura Poitras," 1991
In Frauen und Film, June 1991. Two issues of the journal.
31b 2 "Narrative in the (dis) service of identity...," 1991
Three copies of typed manuscript, photocopy of published article in Review of Japanese Culture and society, December 1991, and issue of the journal.
31b 3 "Working Around the 'L' Word," 1991
Two versions of a talk delivered at DCTV 1991 Oct 13, "Lookout: Lesbian and Gay Television Festival."
31b 4 "Preface: The Work of Art in the (Imagined) Age of Unalienated Exhibition," 1991
Discussions in Contemporary Culture: If You Lived Here, The City in Art, Theory and Social Activism, 1991.
31b 5 Letter to Artforum, 1993 Sept
About Lizzie Borden's piece on Trisha Brown and Rainer.
31b 6 Letter to October, 1995
October, 71, "Feminist issues" (Winter 1995).
31b 7 "The End of More Than a Century," 1996
Written for X-Factor, faxed 27 August 1996.
31b 8 Article about Robert Dunn, 1996
In Movement Research, Performance Journal, 14 (Spring 1977). The issue commemorates the legacy of Robert Ellis Dunn.
31b 9 "MURDER and murder" - script, 1997
In Performing Arts Journal, 55 (1997): 76-117.
31b 10 "Pedagogical Vaudeville 3," 2001
In PAJ, no. 67 (January 2001): 48-61. Two copies of the journal.
31b 11 " Trio A: Genealogy, Documentation, Notation," 2005
In Dance Theatre Journal, 20, no. 4 (2005).
31b 12 "Reflections and dogmas of a dogged dog," undated
Text, largely about chance, written in ink on large sheets of colored construction paper.
31b 13 "Film and performance," undated
Photocopy of published text, multiple copies.
31b 14 [Untitled], undated
Undated. Typed questions on yellow notepaper, with annotations.
31b 15 Text about hospital and cancer, undated
Untitled handwritten manuscript, three pages.
31b 16 Four manuscripts, undated
"Talking" (one handwritten page); "An Apology" (two handwritten pages); two typed pages about a duet later incorporated into a dance for 10 people and 12 mattresses; a dialogue (two handwritten pages of four), the first line of which is "It is so lovely to have changing."
31b 17 Five manuscripts, undated
"V-O dreams" (one typed page); "Food memories in the morning" (one typed page); "A List of shameful conditions and occurrences" (one typed page); untitled one-page typed manuscript, the first line of which is, "He thinks he is getting away with something"; untitled one-page typed manuscript, the first line of which is, "My father used to tell this awful joke...."
31b 18 Seven manuscripts, undated
One typed page of quotes; "Keening for women" (one handwritten page); "Reverie" (two handwritten pages about quality of photography in Rainer's films); Two handwritten pages about Rainer's aesthetic of time; One handwritten page of a sequence of actions (a dance or an exercise?); two typed and handwritten pages about the artist and social responsibility; "Coordinates of speech and image" (two handwritten pages about film clichés); two handwritten pages about a diner and short order cook (relates to a scene in Rainer's diary).
31b 19 Annotated file folder, after 1961
Notes about dance and performance works written on folder in pencil.
31b 20 Two pages of notes, undated
Work, 1961-1973, 1974
Materials for production of the 2nd edition of Rainer's book about her work, published 1974 by the Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Includes photographs of scores and other non-photographic illustration media. Professional photographs of performances that were used in the book are in Series VII. Photography; they can be identified by the page and illustration number which are written on the back of the photograph [blue pencil].
box folder
32 1 Copy of the 1st edition of Work
Annotated by Rainer in preparation for the 2nd edition.
Photographic materials used in the book
box folder
32 2 Book jacket, front cover
Two illustrations on the front cover.
32 3 End sheets
32 4 Terrain
Page 43: score for Al's sequence.
32 5 Parts of Some Sextets
Pages 44, 52-53, and 54.
32 6 The Mind is a Muscle
Pages 92-93, 94, and 104.
32 7-8 Rose Fractions
Pages 120 and 158. Photograph considered but not used in publication (folder 8).
32 9 Continuous Project - Altered Daily
Pages 132-133.
32 10 War
Page 169.
32 11 Grand Union
Page 204.
32 12 Performance
Page 241. Photograph used for program for performance at Hofstra University, 1972 Mar 21.
32 13 Lives of Performers
Pages 235 and 236.
32 14 This is the Story of a Woman Who...
Pages 249, 254, 256, 258 and 260.
32 15 We Shall Run
Page 292.
32 17 Three Satie Spoons
Page 284.
32 18 "Scrapbook" chapter
32 19 Correspondence and editing
32 20 Paste-ups, photographs considered but not used for the book
32 21 Notes on the 2nd edition appendix
32 22 Miscellaneous


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