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Choreographer Simone Forti: "Thinking with the Body" (Conversation and Performance)

Simone Forti: That Fish is Broke (News Animation), 2012. Performance at St. Marks Church, New York. Photo: Ian Douglas. Image courtesy of the artist and The Box, LA.

When: Monday, February 1, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Where: Art Theory & Practice Building, 640 Lincoln St., Evanston, IL 60201

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE

Contact: Nicole Mauser  

Group: Block Museum of Art

Category: Fine Arts


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 include in Moorman’s Avant Garde Festivals.

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. Unless otherwise noted, admission to programs at the Block Museum is free.

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