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Meredith Monk – an art that seeks…

“I work between the cracks,

where the voice starts dancing, where the body starts singing,

where theater becomes cinema”

dancing voice / singing body: another theology

to create an art that breaks down boundaries

between the disciplines,

an art which in turn becomes

a metaphor

for opening up thought,

perception, experience

“…an art that seeks no reestablish the unity existing in music, theatre and dance”

an art

that is inclusive

rather than exclusive,

that is

expansive,

whole,

human,

multidimensional

an art that cleanses the senses,

that offers

insight, feeling, magic,

that allows

the public to perhaps see familiar things,

in a new, fresh way,

that gives them

the possibility of feeling

more alive

“…an art that reaches toward emotion we have no words for”

an art that seeks

no reestablish the unity existing

in music, theatre and dance,

the wholeness

that is found in cultures

where performing arts practice

is considered

a spiritual discipline

with healing and transformative power

an art

that reaches toward emotion we have no words for,

that we barely remember,

an art

that affirms the world of feeling in a time

and society where feelings are in danger of being eliminated…

“where feelings are in danger of being eliminated” – © photo by worldcity

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- Meredith Monk: "mission statement-
above text is an excerpt from the book
 "Meredith Monk: Art + Performance" edited by Deborah Jowitt

The Johns Hopkins University Press – Baltimore, London, 1997

Meredith Monk: official page

Meredith Monk – Songs of Ascension

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