| Yvonne Rainer
(born San Francisco, California, 1934) After training as a modern dancer in New York, Rainer began to choreograph her own work in 1960. As one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater in 1962, she presented new choreography in the USA and Europe (19621975). In 1968 she began to incorporate short films into her live performances and produced her first feature-length film, Lives of Performers, in 1972. The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and the Film Society of Lincoln Center held complete retrospectives of Rainer's films in 1997.