Yvonne Rainer Said No | Jan – May 2011 | Falmouth

Improvisation by Sheri Burt & Sean Talbot. A relational work exploring the couple’s connection in the presence of an audience, in the context of a performance, as an improvisation.

Yvonne Rainer’s No Manifesto (1965):

“No to spectacle.
No to virtuosity.
No to transformations and magic and make-believe.
No to the glamour and transcendency of the star image.
No to the heroic.
No to the anti-heroic.
No to trash imagery.
No to involvement of performer or spectator.
No to style.
No to camp.
No to seduction of spectator by the wiles of the performer.
No to eccentricity.
No to moving or being moved.”

As inspiration and in response to this manifesto Sheri and Sean question, challenge and discover their limitations with themselves, each other, improvisation and with an audience.

Showing: 31st May 2011 at 9.30pm &  19th June 2011 at 12pm: Studio A, University College Falmouth, Performance Centre, Cornwall



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