And now for the news, with Simone Forti

Experimental dance artist Simone Forti has been doing News Animations, as she calls them, since 1982. Now 77, Forti is still doing them. As I understand the concept, Forti begins with journal writings based on news articles she reads, and from there creates improvised dances with dialogue. The Hammer Museum has included five News Animation performances …

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Q & A with Choreographer Melissa Barak

Melissa Barak (photo by Joshua Spencer) was in her late teens, early 20s, dancing in the New York City Ballet corps de ballet, when Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins saw some of the choreography she was working on, and began nurturing her talent. He invited her to participate in the first NY Choreographic Institute and …

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