Simone Forti receives the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award

SimoneForti "Sleepwalkers, a.k.a. Zoo Mantras" (Photo by Jason Underhill)

MEDIA ADVISORY

Simone Forti receives the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award

EVENT:
The Art of Performance in Irvine: Simone Forti and Friends

WHEN/WHERE:
7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018, Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL) at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
Mesa Parking Structure (4002 Mesa Road, Irvine, CA 92617)

INFORMATION:
Media planning to attend should contact Jaime DeJong at 949-824-2189 or jdejong@uci.edu. Attendance and parking are complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.

HIGHLIGHTS:
earlier in the day - 12:00 p.m. Movement workshop with Simone Forti for UCI Students
7:00 p.m. Performances and award ceremony

BACKGROUND: 
An evening of performance and short films celebrating the life and work of dancer/artist Simone Forti, who has had a profound impact on avant-garde art and performance for six decades, inspiring countless artists, musicians, and dancers. Members of the UCI Art, Music, and English Departments will make contributions to the evening. The program will include works by Michael Thurin, Corey Fogel and Abigail Levine; short films of Simone Forti’s performances from the 1960s and 1970s; and will culminate with Forti’s performance of one of her signature works “News Animations,” followed by a discussion with Prof. Carol Burke (English) and Prof. Simon Leung (Art). Ms. Forti will be presented with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award by Dean Stephen Barker.

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Posted Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (All day)