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Meredith Monk
Additional title: Education of the girlchild (Choreographic work : Monk)
Additional title: Atlas (Choreographic work : Monk)
Monk, Meredith (Interviewee)
Monk, Meredith (Choreographer)
Monk, Meredith (Composer)
Monk, Meredith (Singer)
Easter, Allison (Singer)
Emerson, Dina (Singer)
Geissinger, Katie (Singer)
Bogdan, Thomas (Singer)
Reed, Tennessee, 1977- (Author)
Mundal, Sidsal (Director)
Norsk rikskringkasting (Presenter)

Meredith Monk Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1994
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7570
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5629 (former)
Vessel (Choreographic work : Monk)
16 millimeter earrings (Choreographic work : Monk)
Choreographers -- United States -- 20th century
Composers -- United States
Documentary films
Motion pictures
Statement of responsibility: NRK (?) ; directed by Sidsel Mundal.
Creation/production credits: Camera, Rolf Larsen ; executive producer, Hanne Hoel.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (39 min.) :sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Profile of choreographer, composer and performer Meredith Monk, recorded on location in her home base, New York City. Monk discusses some ideas underlying her work: her attraction to the eloquence of the human voice, and the direct communication made possible by the abstract qualities of music; her emphasis on the poetic rather than the political; her belief in the power of images; her willingness to take risks. She describes her experiences in working in different media, such as audio recordings, films, and videos, and the challenge of weaving together several media in works such as 16 millimeter earrings. Her statements are illustrated by descriptions of specific works, such as Vessel and 16 millimeter earrings, and musical excerpts from The education of the girlchild, Do you be, Three heavens and hells (set to poetry by Tennessee Reed), Atlas, and New York requiem, as well as clips from her film Book of days.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13800995
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6fb69690-7bb1-0135-2eee-355d39d43e1e
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1994: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Meredith Monk" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1994.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Meredith Monk" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 1, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1994). Meredith Monk Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Meredith Monk