Simone Forti

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.
Simone Forti - Oh, Tongue
French edition
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
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.

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