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Rainer highlights dance, film work, April 9-10

Noted dancer, choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer will deliver illustrated lectures at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 9-10, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Rainer's April 9 lecture, "Out of a Corner of the '60s," will include slides and videos on activities in New York's Greenwich Village in the early 1960s that influenced the course of modern dance. On April 10, she will deliver a slide and video presentation titled "From Dance to Film to Dance to Video: Demolition and Recycling," which traces her own career.

Rainer began to integrate short films into her live dance performances and eventually won acclaim for six feature-length films, including "The Man Who Envied Women," "Privilege" and "MURDER and murder."

Rainer has won numerous awards, including a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in 1990. She has written four books, including her memoir, "Feelings Are Facts: A Life."

A Distinguished Professor in Studio Art at the University of California-Irvine, Rainer is a Whitney J. Oates Fellow at Princeton this spring. Her lectures are sponsored by the Council of the Humanities, the Program in Visual Arts and the Program in Theater and Dance.

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