Yvonne Rainer said No in the 60s, in her "No Manifesto", to the things for which we needed a break, a stop, a new beginning to something new that she was introducing as a demystification of dance stereotypes known until then.
Things that probably performer of our days maybe say No to Yvonne Rainer's No!
Time is cyclical, "As we think, act or think we do, we must assume the categories that allow us to choose what events or thoughts to consider, and which ignore", you can not think of going on without being put questioned what was there before us.
In this there is always a return to the past, to go into the future, only time will help select what's really been helpful in the past, what has come down to us today.
I'm questioning all the way, during the process of the performance and I am aware that time can not be anything but: "the wheel in which all beings eternally reborn", or more commonly i am aware that my performance will not be the last performance ever, but I'm going to increase a project that will not be finished at all! And you, what you say No, today?
What are you saying ‘no’ to?
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.
I want to stop doing something that I still don't know what it is.
Yvonne Rainer's Trio A inspiring sequence and No manifesto.
"My image sometimes takes the form of a disorientated body in which one part doesn't know what the other part is doing"- Rainer.