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December 13, 2024—December 16, 2024

Voice as Practice with Meredith Monk & Ellen Fisher

Voice as Practice


Meredith Monk & Ellen Fisher



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Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director/choreographer, filmmaker, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films and installations. Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, she is a pioneer of what is now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance”. Celebrated internationally, her work, workshops, and lectures on Art as Practice have been presented at major venues throughout the world.

Photo credit to F. Scott Schaefer




Ellen Fisher is a movement-based performance artist whose work integrates gestural actions with visual elements such as film and shadow play. She began performing with Meredith Monk/The House in the 1970s. Ellen also teaches and lectures regularly on dance both domestically and internationally.

Photo credit to Ben Stechschulte



To learn more about their work, please visit www.meredithmonk.org



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