Simone Forti & Friends
That Fish Is Broke
November 8-10, 2012
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00PM
$18 ($12 Danspace members)
Simone Forti's Dance Constructions were fundamental to Judson Dance Theater. Based on improvisation and chance, they were first performed in 1961 in a program at Yoko Ono's studio organized by composer La Monte Young with participating artists Jackson Mac Low, Robert Morris, Philip Corner, and Richard Maxfield.
In this new work, premiering at Danspace Project, Forti draws on her daily practice of News Animations developed in the 1980s.
Forti works with two guest artists, Luke Johnson and Brennan Gerard, in an evening of improvisational moving and speaking. Patterns of language and the body in motion play off each other sparking questions, silences, speculations and bursts of energy. Forti, Gerard, and Johnson respond to each other as they interweave the flickering, fluid vision of the world brought to us by the news media, the writings of pivotal thinkers from the past, and their own personal experiences.