Rainer continuing on the tradition of deconstruction that she used in her AG Indexical with a little help from HM paired Stravinsky with the ambiance of chaos reinvented in a BBC documentary of the Riot at the first performance in Mai 1913 and paired Nijinski with Robin Williams and television.
The filmmaker’s dilemma was to master a single take of 42 minutes showing the movement as well as deconstructing it. Sound mix and framing are the only tools.
Dancers: Patricia Hoffbauer, Sally Silvers, Emily Coates, and Pat Catterson.
Choreographed by Yvonne Rainer
Music: Igor Stravinsky as reproduced for the soundtrack of Riot at the Rite, courtesy of the BBC.
Choreographic Assistants: Pat Catterson
Music Consultant: Pat Catterson,
Shot at the Hudson Theater in New York City on November 19, 2007.
Original production commissioned by Performa and Documenta 12
A film by Babette Mangolte © 2008 BM