NGV Friday Nights returns this winter with exclusive late night access to MoMA at NGV. Featuring a line-up of international and home-grown acts presented by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, experience art, music and dining inspired by the city that never sleeps.
COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS with STELLA ANGELICO
Get set for the main course, when Australia’s hardest hitting Hammond Organ trio, Cookin’ On 3 Burners bring it all to a boiling point with smokin’ soulstress Stella Angelico for NGV Friday Nights. With their classic soul version of This Girl hitting number one in France, Germany and the UK, earning them a nomination for Song Of The Year at the 2016 ARIA Awards, the band bring all the heat of their live show to Melbourne and join the dots between Deep Funk, Raw Soul, Organ Jazz and Boogaloo.
SIMONE FORTI, HUDDLE
Simone Forti’s seminal performance piece Huddle, 1961, will be performed three times between 7.30–8.30pm as part of NGV Friday Nights. Forti was a key figure of New York’s 1960s Judson Dance Theater, and helped pioneer a new movement language that favoured the commonplace over the virtuosic. First performed in 1961 as part of a larger series of Dance Constructions in Yoko Ono’s downtown loft, Forti’s Huddle foreshadows the sense of presence and the relationship between viewer and artwork that would characterise Minimalist sculpture.
Huddle will be performed by Dance and Theatre students from the Victorian College of the Arts at The University of Melbourne.