No to spectacle.
No to virtuosity.
No to transformations and magic and make-believe.
Agree with transformation and magic but make-believe is all we have.
No to the glamour and transcendency of the star image.
No to the heroic.
No to the anti-heroic.
We try but that is what we always end up with. Is that fine?
No to trash imagery.
What? No. Maybe.
No to involvement of performer or spectator.
Yes to the no involvement part but only for the performer.
No to style.
No to style always ends up as a style. How about change style often?
No to camp.
No to seduction of spectator by the wiles of the performer.
Could not seduce the audience with our wiles if we tried, so that works for us.
No to eccentricity.
First misread that as electricity and strongly disagreed.
No to moving or being moved.
Sure. We do not like to be touched while performing as well. Creepy.
Yvonne Rainer - No Manifesto, 1965
MTAA’s Maybe Manifesto in relation to Yvonne Rainer’s No Manifesto, 2013