Meredith Monk & Anne Waldman
*Advance tickets for Thursday & Friday evenings are sold out. A wait list will begin at the door both nights at 7:15pm.*
Two fearless legends of NYC performance come together at Danspace Project for their first ever collaboration.
Meredith Monk, recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, is a leader in interdisciplinary performance and a pioneer of extended vocal technique. As part of the evening, Monk will be joined by members of her Vocal Ensemble to present selections from Cellular Songs, a new work-in-progress investigating biological structures and processes and their relation to musical and movement forms.
“Anne Waldman’s work is the antithesis of stasis…She is a force of nature…a flame” (Quarterly Conversation). Waldman, a prolific poet, author, playwright, and activist, co-founded (with Allen Ginsberg) the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University and The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery. Waldman will perform a new piece titled Entanglement Variations, which includes visuals of paintings by Pat Steir and sound composition by Ambrose Bye.
Both notorious for their mesmerizing stage presences, Monk and Waldman’s paths have crossed many times; this is the first time they will appear on stage together. Danspace is thrilled to present this singular night of new work, solo sets, and some delightful surprises.
Benefit Performance Saturday Evening! Saturday evening’s benefit performance will be followed by an intimate reception with Monk and Waldman in the beautiful St. Mark’s Church! Wine and hors d’oeuvres by star chef Sara Jenkins (of Porsena and Porchetta)! Tickets for Saturday are $150 here. This evening is in support of both Danspace Project and The House Foundation for the Arts.