Meredith MonkAdditional title: Education of the girlchild (Choreographic work : Monk)Additional title: Atlas (Choreographic work : Monk)
NamesMonk, Meredith (Interviewee)Monk, Meredith (Choreographer)Monk, Meredith (Composer)Monk, Meredith (Singer)Easter, Allison (Singer)Emerson, Dina (Singer)Geissinger, Katie (Singer)Bogdan, Thomas (Singer)Reed, Tennessee, 1977- (Author)Mundal, Sidsal (Director)Norsk rikskringkasting (Presenter)
Meredith Monk Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1994
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 7570Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5629 (former)
TopicsVessel (Choreographic work : Monk)16 millimeter earrings (Choreographic work : Monk)Choreographers -- United States -- 20th centuryComposers -- United States
GenresDocumentary filmsMotion pictures
NotesStatement of responsibility: NRK (?) ; directed by Sidsel Mundal.Creation/production credits: Camera, Rolf Larsen ; executive producer, Hanne Hoel.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (39 min.) :sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionProfile of choreographer, composer and performer Meredith Monk, recorded on location in her home base, New York City. Monk discusses some ideas underlying her work: her attraction to the eloquence of the human voice, and the direct communication made possible by the abstract qualities of music; her emphasis on the poetic rather than the political; her belief in the power of images; her willingness to take risks. She describes her experiences in working in different media, such as audio recordings, films, and videos, and the challenge of weaving together several media in works such as 16 millimeter earrings. Her statements are illustrated by descriptions of specific works, such as Vessel and 16 millimeter earrings, and musical excerpts from The education of the girlchild, Do you be, Three heavens and hells (set to poetry by Tennessee Reed), Atlas, and New York requiem, as well as clips from her film Book of days.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY98-F2941NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13800995Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6fb69690-7bb1-0135-2eee-355d39d43e1e
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