High Line Art Performance: Simone Forti, 'Huddle'

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

High Line Art Performance: Simone Forti, 'Huddle'

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In Simone Forti’s experimental dance, which was originally performed in 1961, dancers begin by tightly hugging each other with their knees bent to form a huddle. The huddle then moves along the High Line as one dancer after another detaches from the group, climbs the human formation, and reunites with the huddle.

On the High Line under The Standard, New York*

*This High Line Art Performance moves along the High Line. Please arrive on time.

This High Line Program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required.

The High Line's presentation of Huddle will include the following performers: Carina Renner, Ani Taj Niemann, Dhira Rauch, Anastasia Olowin, Rahkua Ishakarah, nicHi Douglas, Matthew Robert Gehring, MaeEllen B Scarpa, Caitlin Michener, Matthew Connolly, Alexander J. Romania, Eli Walker, Eric Greengold, Alex Romania, Danielle O'Dea, Natalia Lasalle, Kate Hopkins, Logan George, and Kevin Gallo.

Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art commissions and produces public art projects that take place on and around the High Line. Founded in 2009, High Line Art has been showcasing a wide array of artworks including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs and a series of billboard interventions. High Line Art invites artists to think of creative ways to engage with the uniqueness of the architecture and design of the High Line and to foster a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood and urban landscape.