Simone Forti (b. 1935)

Huddle (1961)

Simone Forti (born 1935), a postmodern American choreographer and musician, was born in Italy but moved to the United States at a young age. Throughout her career she became known for a style of dancing and choreography that was largely based on basic everyday movements, such as games and children's playground activities, and improvisation. She danced with many well known choreographers representing various styles of dance. Some of these include Anna Halprin, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Trisha Brown and Robert Whitman. In addition to dancing, she has written a book, multiple articles and won several awards. Musically she collaborated with avante-garde composers and performers including La Monte Young, Richard Maxfield, Terry Riley, and Yoko Ono.