Meredith Monk News

New World Symphony Invites Public to Participate in Creation of MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES Video InstallationNew World Symphony Invites Public to Participate in Creation of MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES Video Installation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

This February, the New World Symphony will present Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Centennial Celebration, a spectacular three-day festival dedicated to the music and ideas of John Cage. As part of the festival, NWS will host a new video installation entitled NWS: 4'33', created by New York-based composer, director, performer and recording artist Mikel Rouse; which will consist of video performances contributed by Cage fans. (more...)

HERE and BMP Announce Inaugural PROTOTYPE Festival Lineup, 1/9-19HERE and BMP Announce Inaugural PROTOTYPE Festival Lineup, 1/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE announce programming for the inaugural PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, running January 9-19, 2013, in New York City. This two-week festival, distilling the curatorial visions of artistic directors Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of BMP), and Kim Whitener (of HERE), features visionary music-theatre and opera-theatre works by pioneering artists from NYC and around the world. PROTOTYPE is unique in providing a permanent theatrical home for the presentation of such quality productions, spotlighting the high-caliber creations of an exciting new generation of composers and collaborators, with a focus on chamber-sized works. (more...)

Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, 1/10-19Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, 1/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

Legendary actor, producer and playwright Peggy Shaw triumphantly returns to the stage in the world premiere of Ruff. Presented by Performance Space 122 (PS122) and Dixon Place as part of PS122's eighth annual COIL festival, Ruff pays tribute to the host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands and eccentric family members who have kept Shaw company, living inside her, for the past 68 years. Guided by longtime collaborator Lois Weaver, Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy-and necessity-of creating new work, post-stroke, aided by new technology and even deeper courage. Shaw is the recipient of the 2011 Ethyl Eichelberger award. (more...)

Vital Vox Festival to Celebrate Power of the Human Voice at Roulette, 3/25-26Vital Vox Festival to Celebrate Power of the Human Voice at Roulette, 3/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

The Vital Vox Festival-an event that explores the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres-will take place at 8pm on March 25 and 26, 2013 at Roulette. (more...)

Kitka Premieres New Folksongs, 3/8-10Kitka Premieres New Folksongs, 3/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

The Bay Area's trailblazing and internationally acclaimed women's vocal ensemble, Kitka, is pleased to announce New Folksongs from Within, an original program featuring two world premieres conceived and created for the ensemble by two of Kitka's own vocalists, Janet Kutulas and Elizabeth Setzer. Kutulas's Iron Shoes is centered around the heroines of three separate Eastern European fairytales. Iron Shoes will be presented as a concert version of what will eventually be a fully-staged folk opera. Setzer's Apple Blossoms and Brine is a song cycle about the timeless experiences of love and heartbreak, loss and celebration. New Folksongs from Within takes place at Oakland's intimate new concert venue, the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland, California, Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10, 2013. (more...)

Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, Now thru 1/19Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Legendary actor, producer and playwright Peggy Shaw triumphantly returns to the stage in the world premiere of Ruff. Presented by Performance Space 122 (PS122) and Dixon Place as part of PS122's eighth annual COIL festival, Ruff pays tribute to the host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands and eccentric family members who have kept Shaw company, living inside her, for the past 68 years. Guided by longtime collaborator Lois Weaver, Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy-and necessity-of creating new work, post-stroke, aided by new technology and even deeper courage. Shaw is the recipient of the 2011 Ethyl Eichelberger award. (more...)

HERE and BMP Kick Off Inaugural PROTOTYPE Festival, Now thru 1/19HERE and BMP Kick Off Inaugural PROTOTYPE Festival, Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE announce programming for the inaugural PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, running today, January 9-19, 2013, in New York City. (more...)

Pace Presents DAVID T. LITTLE'S SOLDIER SONGS, Beginning 1/11Pace Presents DAVID T. LITTLE'S SOLDIER SONGS, Beginning 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

Soldier Songs is an evening-length multimedia event from composer David T. Little that combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused concert music, and animation to portray a chilling and realistic view of our media-crazed, war machine culture, and of the nature of power in war. It delivers tough questions and tells tough stories through its poignant libretto, driving music, and surprising visual counterpoint. Created by the composer, the libretto was adapted from recorded interviews with veterans of five wars. Soldier Songs traces the shift in perception of war from the age of 6 to the age of 66. We follow the abstract character through the three phases of life: Child (playing war games) Warrior (time served in the military) and Elder (aged, wise,reflective). (more...)

Roulette Announces Winter Season 2013Roulette Announces Winter Season 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

Roulette announces its exciting 2013 Winter season which kicks off January 8 with Barry Altschul's 70th Birthday Bash! This event will be the C.D release party for "3dom Factor" and see the reunion of the group BRAHMA who will play together for the first time in 30 years. (more...)

Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, 1/10-19Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, 1/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2012

Legendary actor, producer and playwright Peggy Shaw triumphantly returns to the stage in the world premiere of Ruff. Presented by Performance Space 122 (PS122) and Dixon Place as part of PS122's eighth annual COIL festival, Ruff pays tribute to the host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands and eccentric family members who have kept Shaw company, living inside her, for the past 68 years. Guided by longtime collaborator Lois Weaver, Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy-and necessity-of creating new work, post-stroke, aided by new technology and even deeper courage. Shaw is the recipient of the 2011 Ethyl Eichelberger award. (more...)

New World Symphony Presents Centennial Tribute to John Cage, 2/8-10New World Symphony Presents Centennial Tribute to John Cage, 2/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

One of the 20th century's most influential, innovative and provocative artists will be the subject of a special birthday tribute over the weekend of February 8-10, 2013, when the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), presents Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Centennial Celebration at the New World Center (500 17th Street). (more...)

Gotham Arts Exchange Announces Curators for FOCUS 2014Gotham Arts Exchange Announces Curators for FOCUS 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2012

Gotham Arts Exchange announces the curators for FOCUS 2014, to be held from January 7-13, 2014. FOCUS 2014 is produced by Gotham Arts Exchange. FOCUS DANCE at The Joyce Theater will be curated by Laurie Uprichard and DANCE GOTHAM at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, will be curated by Jodee Nimerichter. (more...)

Theo Bleckmann and ACME to Perform Phil Kline's OUT COLD/ZIPPO SONGS at BAM, 10/25-27Theo Bleckmann and ACME to Perform Phil Kline's OUT COLD/ZIPPO SONGS at BAM, 10/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25 through Today, October 27 at 7:30 PM, vocalist Theo Bleckmann and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) will perform OUT COLD/ZIPPO SONGS- a double-bill of dramatic song cycles with music and lyrics by Phil Kline (Unsilent Night, John the Revelator) - presented as part of BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)'s 30th Next Wave Festival, in a co-production with American Opera Projects (AOP). (more...)

Theo Bleckmann and ACME Perform Phil Kline's OUT COLD/ZIPPO SONGS at BAM, Now thru 10/27Theo Bleckmann and ACME Perform Phil Kline's OUT COLD/ZIPPO SONGS at BAM, Now thru 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

Tonight, October 25 through Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 PM, vocalist Theo Bleckmann and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) will perform OUT COLD/ZIPPO SONGS- a double-bill of dramatic song cycles with music and lyrics by Phil Kline (Unsilent Night, John the Revelator) - presented as part of BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)'s 30th Next Wave Festival, in a co-production with American Opera Projects (AOP). (more...)

Theo Bleckmann and ACME to Perform Phil Kline's OUT COLD/ZIPPO SONGS at BAM, 10/25-27Theo Bleckmann and ACME to Perform Phil Kline's OUT COLD/ZIPPO SONGS at BAM, 10/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2012

Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 PM, vocalist Theo Bleckmann and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) will perform OUT COLD/ZIPPO SONGS- a double-bill of dramatic song cycles with music and lyrics by Phil Kline (Unsilent Night, John the Revelator) - presented as part of BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)'s 30th Next Wave Festival, in a co-production with American Opera Projects (AOP). (more...)

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Bread and Puppet Theater Play Bryn Mawr College, Sept 2012Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Bread and Puppet Theater Play Bryn Mawr College, Sept 2012
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2012

The 2012-2013 season of the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series opens in September with new works by the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and Bread and Puppet Theater. One explores a rich mix of cultures through music and dance, and the other reflects contemporary issues through theater and puppetry. (more...)

David Levine Returns to New York with HABIT at PS122, 9/21-30David Levine Returns to New York with HABIT at PS122, 9/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2012

Performance Space 122 (PS122) and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present the New York premiere of Habit, from David Levine, as part of the 2012 Crossing the Line festival. Habit is a durational performance installation that features three actors performing a 90-minute drama on a continuous loop for eight hours a day. Using a commissioned script by playwright Jason Grote, Habit takes place within a four-walled, fully-furnished and functional American ranch house designed by Marsha Ginsberg and built inside a raw, unused space in the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side. (more...)

Bread and Puppet Theater Plays Bryn Mawr College from Tonight, 9/28Bread and Puppet Theater Plays Bryn Mawr College from Tonight, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

The 2012-2013 season of the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series opens in September with new works by the Bread and Puppet Theater, reflecting contemporary issues through theater and puppetry. (more...)

David Levine Returns to New York with HABIT at PS122, Now thru 9/30David Levine Returns to New York with HABIT at PS122, Now thru 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2012

Performance Space 122 (PS122) and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present the New York premiere of Habit, from David Levine, as part of the 2012 Crossing the Line festival. Habit is a durational performance installation that features three actors performing a 90-minute drama on a continuous loop for eight hours a day. Using a commissioned script by playwright Jason Grote, Habit takes place within a four-walled, fully-furnished and functional American ranch house designed by Marsha Ginsberg and built inside a raw, unused space in the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side. (more...)

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Bread and Puppet Theater Play Bryn Mawr College, Sept 2012Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Bread and Puppet Theater Play Bryn Mawr College, Sept 2012
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

The 2012-2013 season of the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series opens in September with new works by the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and Bread and Puppet Theater. One explores a rich mix of cultures through music and dance, and the other reflects contemporary issues through theater and puppetry. (more...)

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