Block Museum: Simone Forti

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Block Museum: A Feast of Astonishments:
Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
January 16–July 17, 2016

Conversation and Performance: Choreographer Simone Forti: Thinking with the Body

Monday, February 1, 6:00pm
The GYM at 640 Lincoln St. (Art Theory & Practice Building)

How can we develop a natural and intuitive flow between moving and speaking? What do we learn when our body intelligence and our verbal mind interact? Throughout her career, renowned experimental dancer, choreographer and writer Simone Forti has explored the relationship between dance and language; quotidian movement and performance. This program will combine an interview with Forti on her practice with Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Dance Studies Amanda Jane Graham, with student performances from site-specific workshops Forti will just have conducted on Lake Michigan. Student performances will include Huddle, Forti’s seminal 1961 work included in Moorman’s Avant Garde Festivals.

CREDIT: This program is co-sponsored by the Departments of Art History, Art Theory & Practice, and Performance Studies; the Dance Program; Mellon Dance Studies; and the Poetry & Poetics Colloquium.

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