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ICONS INSPIRE INTERVIEW

Acknowledged widely as the icon of American postmodern dance, Yvonne Rainer has for decades been a driving force in reshaping the art form by introducing radical ideas and innovative concepts. Vladimir Angelov, Artistic and Executive Director of Dance ICONS, Inc., recently spoke with her about her past work, current artistic interests, and the latest developments in her creative space.

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YVONNE RAINER:
REIMAGINING DANCE WITH PARTS UNKNOWN

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GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

RESIDENCIES, OPEN CALLS FOR FESTIVALS, AND FUNDING: SpectorDance Choreographers Showcase, CA; BAC Open Spring 2022 Residency, NYC; Halcyon Flagship Residential Fellowship, DC, USA; Internationale Tanzmesse 2022 Call for Proposals, GERMANY; Kulturfactory, ITALY; ACT Festival Open Call, SPAIN; Dance Bridges Festival Open Call, INDIA; YPAM Fringe 2021 Open Call, JAPANEnsibuko Arts Festival, UGANDA.

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EVENTS AND TRENDING

PREMIERES & EVENTS: Fall for Dance Festival New York, USA; The Body/Mind Festival, Poland; Oslo International Dance Festival, NORWAY; Young Choreographers of the Hamburg Ballet, GERMANY; Autumn Draft Works at Royal Ballet, UK. New works by Edyta Kozak, Jacek Przybylowicz, and Magda Jedra in POLAND; David Dawson in the NETHERLANDS; Mats Ek and Ana Laguna, in SWEDEN and NYC. TRENDING: Cars and Choreography!

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MOVIES AND BOOKS

MOVIES: West Side Story, directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg. The creative team includes Tony Kushner, who also serves as an executive producer, and Tony Award winner Justin Peck, who choreographed the musical numbers in the film. In Balanchine's Classroom, directed by Connie Hochman, a Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber. BOOKS: The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet, by Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel (Editor), and Jill Nunes Jensen (Editor), Oxford University Press, 2021. Captured are the many ways ballet functions as a global practice in the 21st century, providing new perspectives on ballet's past, present, and future.

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