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The politics of quiet
Additional title: Meredith Monk's The politics of quiet
Additional title: Politics of quiet (Choreographic work : Monk)
Bogdan, Thomas (Performer)
Geissinger, Katie (Performer)
Gonzalez, Ching (Performer)
Emerson, Dina (Performer)
Meagley, Louis (Performer)
Arévalo, Carlos (Performer)
Wong, Randall K (Performer)
Bleckmann, Theo (Performer)
Brenner, Janis (Performer)
Easter, Allison (Performer)
Huff, Harry (Musician)
Sniffin, Allison (Musician)
Monk, Meredith (Conceptor)
Monk, Meredith (Director)
Monk, Meredith (Choreographer)
Monk, Meredith (Composer)
Meschter, Dave (Sound designer)
University of Michigan (Event place)

Meredith Monk Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1996-10-04
Table of Contents
I, Prayer 1 -- Meeting songs -- Demon meditation -- Folk dance -- II, Ancestors chorale 1 -- Obsolete objects -- Ancestors chorale 2 -- III, Night (elegy) -- Prayer 2 -- IV, Time pavanne -- Birth of the stars.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7572
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by University Musical Society, [University of Michigan, Ann Arbor] ; conceived, directed, and composed by Meredith Monk ; choreography by Meredith Monk in collaboration with the ensemble.
Content: Title from accompanying house program.
Creation/production credits: Production manager, Abbie H. Katz ; Opening Chaos: David Meschter/Applied Audio Technologies.
Performers: Performers (in order of appearance): Thomas Bogdan, Katie Geissinger, Ching Gonzalez, Dina Emerson, Louis Meagley, Carlos Arévalo, Randall Wong, Theo Bleckmann, Janis Brenner, Allison Easter.
Performers: Child performers: Sandy Mervak, Kris Osuntuyi.
Performers: Musicians: Harry Huff (keyboards, voice) ; Allison Sniffin (keyboards, french horn, violin, bowed psaltry, voice).
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Power Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on October 4, 1996.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (93 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Performance of "a non-narrative work that echoes the structure of an oratorio or service, presenting an evening of music with images and movement." A post-performance Meet the Artists session is announced but not recorded on this tape.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13796584
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 26c23cf0-873a-0138-d510-5765dae2dbc4
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

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  • 1996: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The politics of quiet" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1996.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The politics of quiet" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 27, 2020.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1996). The politics of quiet Retrieved from

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The politics of quiet