Legendary composer-director-vocalist Meredith Monk and visual-installation artist Ann Hamilton explore the dual lines of art and science, creation and spirit in this new music-theater piece. Mercy is an intriguing examination of the links between art and healing, and a celebration of the power of invention through such historical figures as Hildegard von Bingen and Leonardo da Vinci. Co-conceived by both artists, the work is choreographed and composed by Monk with visual installations by Hamilton, and features eight dancers-singers and a wide range of instruments and musical forms. Copresented with O'Shaughnessy Auditorium as part of its Women of Substance Adventure Series. For more information on Meredith Monk and her past/upcoming projects, please go to www.meredithmonk.org.
MEREDITH MONK AND ANN HAMILTON: IN CONVERSATION
The co-creators of Mercy talk with Performing Arts Curator Philip Bither about the development of the work and their collaboration.
WHAT'S WITH CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE: UNBOUND
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE FREE O'SHAUGHNESSY AUDITORIUM
Ann Hamilton and Meredith Monk share their insights about the creation of Mercy.
THE UNBOUND ARTIST TALK SERIES IS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE BUSH FOUNDATION.