Simone Forti, Movement Research

Simone Forti, 'News Animation' photographic still

“Painters go to work in their studio. The paint is there, the canvas is there, they’ll try different things, they’ll make sketches. I think we dancers do that in our workshops. We try out ideas. We engage actively in the question of what is our material. How trained is the body and in what way. How do we formulate our ideas.”

Simone Forti interviewed by Jennie Goldstein. Goldstein is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Stony Brook University where she specializes in late modern and contemporary art. Her focus is on intersections of visual art and dance, and her in-progress dissertation, “Moving Bodies, Moving Things: Convergences of Art and Dance, 1960–1975,” reveals historical underpinnings for the recent surge in dance in museums.

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