The BFI Gallery
presents an exhibition dedicated to the work of the legendary American dancer, choreographer and filmmaker, Yvonne Rainer (b.1934) whose practice is amongst the most influential on the newest generation of video makers and choreographers alike.
In the last few years there have been a number of important publications on her work and museum shows dedicated to her but she has not had a gallery exhibition in Europe to date.
The exhibition features three of Rainers works in the BFI Gallery and is accompanied by screenings of her seven feature films to be shown in the BFI cinemas, and a curated programme of artists works taking place in December.
The Yvonne Rainer Project is currently running until 23 January 2011.
Although she is renowned in the world of art because of her innovative contribution to contemporary dance, Rainer is also remarkable because of her involvement with cinema later in her career, and her work is punctuated with references to both the history of dance and cinema.
This exhibition concentrates on the reception and transformation of ideas in her work, such as those of choreographers Vaslav Nijinsky and George Balanchine, composer Igor Stravinsky, thinkers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein and Sigmund Freud, and filmmaker Georg Wilhelm Pabst.