The Italian-born, Los Angeles-based choreographer Simone Forti (b. 1935) is one of the key figures of what is known as “post-modern” and one of its most radical forms: improvisation. For Le Mouvement, she presents her historic work Huddle (1961). In this basic improvisational masterpiece piece, a group of dancers is made to form a closely-knit mass, hugging one another in a huddle, members taken turns breaking off from the group, and climbing over the mass, which supports him or her. As much about community as it as about the hard fact of the body (imagine a knee in your back), this performance enacts what it represents: a temporary, sculptural monument to working together.
Tuesday August 26, 12:30, 16:00, 18:00
Wednesday August 27, 10:00, 14:30, 17:00
Thursday August 28, 10:00, 16:30, 20:00
Friday August 29, 11:00, 13:00,17:00
Saturday August 30, 11:30, 16:00, 19:00
Sunday August 31, 11:00, 16:00, 19:00
Simone Forti, Huddle, 1961