“Extraordinary…spellbinding…together, they created a multitude of visual and sonic wonders.”–New York Times on the premiere of mercy

Explore new horizons in performance with two of America’s most intelligent and unclassifiable talents: famed choreographer and composer Meredith Monk and internationally acclaimed, Columbus-based artist Ann Hamilton. These kindred spirits both reach beyond conventional frames for expression, and Monk’s boundary blurring interests in dance, theater, music, and film mirror Hamilton’s own transcendent impulses. For mercy, Monk and Hamilton promise a vision of haunting spiritual and earthly splendor, a world whose darkness is tempered by shimmering wit and joyous humanity.

mercy was commissioned by the American Dance Festival through the Doris Duke Awards for New Work; and the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University.

Performers: Theo Bleckman, Ellen Fisher, Katie Geissinger, Ching Gonzalez, Bohdan Hilash Lanny Harrison, John Hollenbeck, Louise Smith, and Allison Sniffin

Performance History: The American Dance Festival, Durham, NC; The Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut; Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, California; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Miami Light Project, Miami, Florida; Performing Arts Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, New York; Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana-Champaign, IL