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Saturday 12 May & Sunday 13 May 2018, Great Hall, IMMA

IMMA presents the iconic early works of Yvonne Rainer in May, including dance and film, and brings the legendary artist to Dublin for a historic conversation about her career. One of Rainer’s most renowned dance pieces, Trio A with Flag (1966), will be performed live together with her works Talking Solo from Terrain (1963) and Chair/Pillow (1969).

A series of talks will be programmed to complement each set of performances, offering audiences the chance to reflect on the various contexts that have informed the work of this revolutionary dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer – Yvonne Rainer, regarded by many as one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years. Her work is acclaimed for evoking responses that are at once theoretical, political and deeply personal, the work of Yvonne Rainer continues to resonate with today’s shifting society. 

See details of talks accompanying each performance below. Please note the Ticket prices for each Performance & Talk is €15 full price / €12.50 concession, which include complimentary O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beer after the event.
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IMMA presents Yvonne Rainer in association with Dublin Dance Festival with the support of Project Arts Centre, Dublin, and Dance Ireland. The film screenings are presented in association with the IFI – Irish Film Institute, Dublin. More details here.

Talk & Performance Details

Keynote Lecture & Performance / Yvonne Rainer
Saturday 12 May, 7:30pm / Great Hall
To open the programme of selected works by Yvonne Rainer, the legendary artist presents a keynote lecture that spans her 50 year long career of dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writing, informed by a multiple of movements in dance, cinema, feminism, minimalism, conceptual art, and postmodernism.
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Introduction & Performance
Sunday 13 May, 3:30pm / Great Hall
Rachael Gilbourne (Curator, IMMA) opens the matinee performance with a pre-performance introduction and short talk on the artist’s multidiscipline practice.
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Performance & Post-Performance Conversation
Sunday 13 May, 7.30pm / Great Hall
To conclude the performances series, Liz Roche (Liz Roche Company) and Rachael Thomas (Senior Curator, IMMA) reflect on the many facets of Yvonne Rainer’s practice and staging some of the artist’s most iconic work at IMMA, as part of Dublin’s dance festival. Audience are invited to offer their responses in this concluding Q & A.
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Also in the Yvonne Rainer Talk Series see details of Chris Dercon’s Keynote Lecture at 1.00pm, Friday 18 May 2018, Johnston Suite, IMMA. This talk is free but ticketed. Book here. 

Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.