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Rainer in Trio A. Photo by Herbert Migdoll, courtesy of Dance Magazine archives

As a founding member of the 1960s New York City–based dance collective Judson Dance Theater, Yvonne Rainer was one of the 20th century's most innovative choreographers. But did you know that she had an equally remarkable career as a filmmaker from 1972 to 1996?

Today through Thursday, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is featuring Talking Pictures: The Cinema of Yvonne Rainer. See Rainer's films at the Francesca Beale Theater alongside those of her contemporaries and a couple of her personal favorites. Check out the lineup.

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Brown in her Pamplona Stones (1974). Photo by Johan Elbers, courtesy of Dance Magazine archives

On March 18, the dance community bid farewell to Trisha Brown. After a lengthy illness, the revolutionary postmodern choreographer passed away at age 80. The outpouring of love on social media was abundant. Here are some of our favorite Trisha Brown tweets.

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Nijinsky in costume for Afternoon of a Faun. Photo by Baron Adolf De Meyer, courtesy of the New York Public Library

Dance history is inundated with risk-takers, but these three legends took it to a whole other level, pushing the boundaries of what was possible. For today's #ThrowbackThursday, take a moment to remember these three iconic figures.

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Photo by Johan Elbers, courtesy of Dance Magazine archives

As a member of the ground-breaking dance collective Judson Dance Theater in the 1960s, Trisha Brown carved out a reputation as a highly innovative choreographer. Over six decades, she created a diverse body of works, using a process-oriented approach and rule-based structures.

Brown's choreography stands out for its quick bursts of energy, collapses of weight, use of pedestrian movement and loose, yet controlled motion of the limbs. This is exemplified in her highly acclaimed work, Set and Reset (1983).

For this exhilarating piece, Brown collaborated with Robert Rauschenberg to construct translucent costumes and wing panels. Though the movement was set, she sought to harness the spirit of improvisation, with unexpected group partnering and dancers nearly crashing into each other, all to Laurie Anderson's driving score.

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Photo courtesy of the Dance Magazine archives

Yvonne Rainer is a New York City–based choreographer who was a leading member of Judson Dance Theater, the 1960s avant-garde dance collective that rejected modern dance. In 1965 Rainer wrote her famous "No Manifesto," a public dismissal of the qualities that exemplified then-current concert dance styles: spectacle, glamour, virtuosity. Her resulting choreographic work, Trio A (1966), epitomized the minimalist aesthetic of postmodern dance.

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(clockwise from top left) Douglas Dunn, Steve Paxton, David Gordon, Becky Arnold, Yvonne Rainer and Barbara Lloyd Dilley. Photo courtesy of Dance Magazine archives

“When they entered, they were hidden by huge winglike constructions made from parachutes. Carolyn Brown moved down the center line of the rink on pointe, while the men rolled down the edges of the rink and, having reached the opposite end, spiraled around, switched paths, and rolling back to their starting points, swooped around to pick Brown up as she returned along the center line. They partnered her, lifting her and carrying her as they skated in circles and figure eights..."

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