In conjunction with the MOMA exhibition on Judson Dance Theater, performances of SIMONE FORTI DANCE CONSTRUCTIONS will continue at the museum through early next year.
“Made from inexpensive materials, including plywood and rope, each construction prompts actions such as climbing, leaning, standing or whistling. Simultaneously sculptures and performances, the works were first presented at Reuben Gallery and in Yoko Ono’s loft, both in New York City.”*
Works performed include ACCOMPANIMENT FOR LAMONTE’S 2 SOUNDS and LAMONTE’S 2 SOUNDS, CENSOR, HUDDLE, PLATFORMS, and SLANT BOARD.
SIMONE FORTI DANCE CONSTRUCTIONS*
Saturday, November 24, at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
Forti’s DANCE CONSTRUCTIONS are performed at MOMA on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm for the duration of the Judson Dance Theater exhibition.
JUDSON DANCE THEATER—THE WORK IS NEVER DONE
Through February 3.
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street, New York City.
Preview of the exhibition catalogue.
DANCE CONSTRUCTION performers include Martita Abril, Christiana Cefalu, Christhian Diaz, Ayano Elson, Talya Epstein, Jessie Gold, Miguel Ángel Guzmán, Samuel Hanson, Elizabeth Hart, Savannah Knoop, Columbine Macher, Jody Oberfelder, Laura Pfeffer, Lee Relvas, Lindsay Londs Reuter, Alex Rodabaugh, Alex Romania, Alexis Ruiseco-Lombera, Quenton Stuckey, and Vanessa Vargas.
Top: Simone Forti, Slant Board (1961). Performers (from left): Laura Pfeffer, Alexis Ruiseco-Lombera, Samuel Hanson.
Above: Simone Forti, Big Room (1975). Performed by Forti to music by Peter Van Riper, Fordham University, New York, 1976. Photograph by Robert Alexander. Image courtesy the artist and The Box, Los Angeles.
Below: Simone Forti, Huddle (1961). Performers: Martita Abril (top), Vanessa Vargas, Lindsay Londs Reuter, Christiana Cefalu, Elizabeth Hart, Miguel Ángel Guzmán, Hanson, Pfeffer, and Ruiseco-Lombera.
Slant Board and Huddle performed in 2018 in Judson Dance Theater—The Work Is Never Done, Museum of Modern Art.
Photographs by Paula Court. Digital images © 2018 Museum of Modern Art, New York.