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Oh, Tongue
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Simone Forti Oh, Tongue
Postface by Jakson Mac Low.
Interview with Simone Forti by Annie Suquet.
Translated from the English (American) by Christophe Marchand-Kiss (original title: Oh, Tongue, Beyond Baroque Foundation, 2003).

Published with the Geneva University of Art and Design.
published in May 2009
French edition
15 x 21 cm (softcover)
176 pages
€17.30
ISBN: 978-2-84761-968-3
EAN: 9782847619683
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The notebook of American dancer and choreographer Simone Forti, in which she shares her poetry as well as her thoughts on dance, the body, writing, the state of the world… The publication includes an interview with Forti by Annie Suquet, and an afterword by poet and Fluxus artist Jakson Mac Low.
Simone Forti (born 1935 in Florence, Italy) is an American dancer and choreographer. Her family emigrated to Los Angeles at the beginning of the Second World War. In the fifties, she learned improvisation Anna Halprin and later joined her company. In 1960, she moved to New York where she studied composition with musicologist Robert Dunn at the Merce Cunningham Studio. There she met Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Yvonne Rainer, and Steve Paxton. She partook in the very first happenings along with Robert Whitman, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Allan Kaprow… At about the same time, she conceived her first minimalist-inspired conceptual choreographies. In the late sixties, Simone Forti embraced the psychedelic culture, and developed a reflection on animalistic movements. In the 1980s, she founded the Simone Forti & Troupe and developed the Logomotion, or narrative dance.