Yvonne Rainer: Trio A

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.

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