May 26, 2019: Simone Forti & Cathy Weis; Jon Kinzel
Sundays on Broadway and curator Cathy Weis present an evening of experiments by Simone Forti & Cathy Weis and Jon Kinzel.
Simone Forti and Cathy Weis are on their second Maiden Voyage as collaborators in a space that is so familiar to them both. Forti lived and worked at 537 Broadway for decades. Weis now resides and creates there. They will share some of the discoveries made during one week of moving together in the studio.
Jon Kinzel will perform a solo.
537 Broadway, #3
All events begin at 6:00 pm – doors open at 5:45 pm.
No reservations. No late seating.
$10 suggested contribution.
Keep in mind, this is a small space. Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
Please be advised: Due to repairs, the elevator will not be available this season. All audience members must use the stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Simone Forti is a dancer, artist and writer based in Los Angeles. Her early “Dance Constructions” were influential in the reinventing of dance that took place in New York in the 1960s and 70s. Over the years Forti has developed movement vocabularies based on studies of animals movements, of the dynamics of circling, and of the synergy between moving and speaking as in her improvisational “News Animations”. Forti has performed internationally at venues including the Louvre Museum in Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which also features some of her work in its permanent collection. Forti’s book Handbook in Motion was published in 1974 by the Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her book Oh, Tongue was edited and published by Fred Dewey for Beyond Baroque Books, in 2003. Forti’s new book, The Bear in The Mirror, is published jointly by Koenig Books, London & Vleeshal, Middelburg. Forti has received awards including a 2011 Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts and a 2018 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement. She is represented by The Box LA Gallery.
Jon Kinzel has presented numerous commissions and solo shows in a variety of national and international venues. He has received support from several foundations and residency programs, and served as a mentor, dramaturg, curator, and sound designer. Most recently, he has collaborated, performed, and worked in differing capacities with Vicky Shick, Nicky Paraiso, John Jesurun, Jodi Melnick, Jennifer Miller, Cathy Weis, Elena Demyanenko, John Kelly, Patricia Hoffbauer, Emily Coates, Jonathan Bepler, Nina Katan, Bob Ajar, and Jarrod Beck. He has taught at many colleges and universities, Lincoln Center Education, Merce Cunningham Trust, and Movement Research, and, contributed to SCHIZM Magazine, MR Performance Journal, and PAJ: a journal of performance and art.
Cathy Weis in her high school years became a soloist in the Louisville Ballet. After college, she played in a cello quartet in Europe, tap-danced on the streets of San Francisco, and did a stint as a disco queen. Moving to NYC in 1983, Weis developed a signature blend of live performance with video. She received a 1996 Bessie award for Choreographer/Creator and has been the recipient of many grants including a 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship. In addition to her art practice she hosts Sundays on Broadway, a showcase for choreographers and performance artists that annually runs two full seasons. cathyweis.org
Photo credits: Left - Jon Kinzel, photo by Erica Freudenstein; Right - Cathy Weis and Simone Forti, photo by Richard Termine
Sundays on Broadway is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC.
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