Simone Forti has been a leading figure in the development of contemporary performance over the last fifty years. As an artist, choreographer, dancer, and writer, Forti has dedicated herself to the research of a kinesthetic awareness, always engaging with experimentation and improvisation. She investigates the relationship between object and body, through animal studies, news animations and land portraits, and reconfigures the concept of performance and dance. She prefers to be referred simply as a “movement artist.”