“Barnard/Columbia Dances” weaves silence and spoken word into contemporary dance at New York Live Arts
“6, A, A, A, A, A, B, 3, D2, C, 9,” a voice called out.
MacArthur Fellowship-winning filmmaker and choreographer Yvonne Rainer never intended for her work to change the world
Student dancers walk in seemingly erratic paths around Studio 305 in Barnard Hall, some of them holding objects like an empty plastic bottle or a cardboard box. These objects spontaneously drop from the dancer’s hands. The sound of a plastic bottle hitting the ground echoes throughout the studio. Each individual’s disparate path comes to one, but the movement doesn’t stop; they continuously move, but now as one entity. In front of them sits Yvonne Rainer, this year’s Lida A. Orzeck ’68 Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, quietly gazing....