Meredith Monk

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JOIN US AT THE BENEFIT JUNE 8TH

Isaac Mizrahi
Jim Hodges
The House Foundation Board of Trustees

invite you to preview

Meredith Monk's
Cellular Songs

Performed by
Meredith Monk
Ellen Fisher
Katie Geissinger
Allison Sniffin
Jo Stewart

and to celebrate

Jim Hodges'
QueensLab


1618 Decatur Street, Ridgewood, NY (map link)


Thursday, June 8, 2017

8:00pm Cellular Songs work-in-progress performance
9:00pm Benefit Reception with music by DJ Rekha
Nibbles by Great Performances
Festive attire

The evening Performance and Benefit Reception will support The House Foundation's continued dedication to Meredith Monk's legacy and new work, and serve as the inaugural performances in Queenslab, Jim Hodges' new hub for collaborative creation.
Cellular Songs will premiere in NYC in March 2018.

Tickets will be available May 1st. For more information, email Anna Lublina: lublina@meredithmonk.org

In addition, Jim Hodges has generously created a limited edition print valued at 10,000 in support of Cellular Songs. To purchase a print see below or contact Anna Lublina at lublina@meredithmonk.org


TO JOIN THE PRODUCER'S CIRCLE:

With a donation of $1,000 or above, you will be invited to join the Cellular Songs Producers Circle , a group of art enthusiasts who will support the life of this project through its premiere at a New York venue in 2018 and a West Coast venue in 2019. As a member of the Producers Circle you will receive program recognition, a personalized piece of Cellular Songs swag as well as a seat to join us at this unforgettable performance in June.

Click one of the producer levels below to give via our secure online form. Please be sure to include a shipping address so that we may send you your tax receipt

$10,000
A Signed Limited Edition Jim Hodges Print

Producer's Circle Membership and Programmatic Recognition

A Seat at the Benefit Reception and Performance on June 8

$5,000
A Signed Meredith Monk Poster

Producer's Circle Membership and Programmatic Recognition

A Seat at the Benefit Reception and Performance on June 8

$2,500

A Signed Meredith Monk On Behalf of Nature Album

Producer's Circle Membership and Programmatic Recognition

A Seat at the Benefit Reception and Performance on June 8

$1,000

Producer's Circle Membership and Programmatic Recognition

A Seat at the Benefit Reception and Performance on June 8

$______ Can't attend the event, please support the development of Cellular Songs with any amount

TO DONATE BY MAIL:

If you prefer to donate by check or money order, please make it out to "The House Foundation for the Arts, Inc." and mail it to:

Meredith Monk/The House Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
260 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

*Cellular Songs work-in-progress performances will also be presented at QueensLab on June 9th and 10th at 8pm. Tickets will be available soon.

QueensLab is an expansive new studio space and collaborative artistic hub for art and performance in Ridgewood, Queens.

Cellular Songs is the newest in a series of music theater pieces created by Meredith Monk that explore our interdependent relationship with nature while seeking to evoke the ineffable. Following the celebrated On Behalf of Nature, which offered a liminal space questioning the precarious state of our global ecology, Cellular Songs turns attention inward to the very fabric of life itself. Joined by the women of her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble, Monk combines some of her most adventurous and daring music for the voice to date, with movement, theatrical characters and images, light, and video installation. The work, at once playful and contemplative, draws inspiration from such cellular activity as layering, replication, division and mutation, and looks to underlying systems in nature that can serve as a prototype for human behavior in our tumultuous world. Conjuring cycles of birth and death throughout, Monk once again reminds us of her vitality as an artist who cuts to the core of experience, continuing to share the genius of her discovery and innovation.

Cellular Songs is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts, and the Goodale Family Foundation.