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NGV Friday Nights
SWEET SWEET SPIRIT: BARNEY MCALL INTERPRETS DORIS AKERS

Fri 13 Jul, 6pm–10pm
NGV International
Ground Level

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.

SWEET SWEET SPIRIT: BARNEY MCALL INTERPRETS DORIS AKERS

This performance features Barney McAll’s arrangements of music by the great gospel composer Doris Akers. Akers was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and was honoured by the Smithsonian Institution as ‘the foremost black gospel songwriter in the United States’. McAll is joined by stellar vocalist Belle Bangard, presenting a unique take on the spirit and music of one of the most treasured gospel composers of our times. Featuring Barney McAll (piano), Belle Bangard (vocals), Sam Anning (bass) and James McLean (drums).

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.

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Booking required
Online $25 M / $32 A / $13 Ch
Door (limited) $30 M / $37 A / $18 Ch

NGV Friday Nights tickets include exhibition entry to MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Please be advised that general admission exhibition tickets do not permit entry into NGV Friday Nights or any other program or event. These events are sold separately.