After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: Hybrid

  • 31'
  • USA
  • 2002
Yvonne Rainer uses a series of literary excerpts concerned with the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Vienna, and sets them against a dance commisioned from her by the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation in 2000. Theseelements are juxtaposed in order to highlight the current state of the avant-garde - a period of art-making with all its complex relations to aprolonged historical crisis.
Director
Yvonne Rainer
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2002
Festival Edition
IFFR 2003
Length
31'
Medium
Betacam SP PAL
Language
English
Producer
Yvonne Rainer
Sales
Video Data Bank (VDB)
Cinematography
Charles Atlas
Editor
Yvonne Rainer