One Thing Follows Another: Experiments in Dance, Art, and Life through the Lens of Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer

In One Thing Follows Another, boundary-crossing collection of ten poetic/experimental essays, Witte and Rosenthal explore the work of dancer-choreographers Yvonne Rainer and Simone Forti, both at various inflection points throughout their careers and in this particular moment. Through a combination of chance operations and intentional artistic choices that push the authors to unexpected places—including the zoo, the dance studio, the street corner—and via innovative forms and techniques, such as collage, erasure, and their own inventions, they deconstruct the essay form to examine what they as poets, each with their own highly charged relationships to dance, can contribute to the conversation about these pivotal figures in postmodern art.