Simone Forti Workshop: Body Mind World – Danspace Project
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Simone Forti Workshop: Body Mind World

Simone Forti's Body Mind World workshop, December 14-15, 2016. Photo: Ian Douglas.
Simone Forti's Body Mind World workshop, December 14-15, 2016. Photo: Ian Douglas.

*Participant tickets for both workshops are sold out. Observer tickets will be available at the door and are cash only.

If you are interested in joining the waitlist for a workshop, please arrive 1/2 hour prior to the start time.*

No movement experience is necessary! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook. Observation-only tickets are available!

In 2016, Danspace Project and Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Media and Performance Art collaborated to organize an unprecedented research residency on the occasion of MoMA’s acquisition of Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions (1961). During the weeklong residency, Forti engaged in discussions and workshops to ensure that this work is brought to the art and dance community and the new generations who will carry it forward. Forti describes the Body Mind World workshop:

Do our words have access to what we know in our bones? In our daily lives we spontaneously weave together body language and spoken words to help us understand and communicate. In this Body Mind World workshop we will cultivate this synergetic process to help us engage with subject matter that interests us. The class will include warm-ups to awaken our kinetic juices, and focused stream of consciousness writing to put us in touch with our wild thoughts, questions and observations. We will learn the “Dance Construction Huddle” and work with improvisational movement scores, as well as in ways that can help us develop a natural and intuitive flow between our moving and our speaking, with surprise and delight. By letting our body intelligence and our verbal mind interact, we will access a fuller view of our world, both personal and collective.