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NTW Dub of Original - 8/98 - Reel B
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- Turtle Dreams
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- Program Description
“Turtle Dreams,” 1983, was created by the dance/theater artist and composer Meredith Monk. The video is a collage-style work that juxtaposes minimalist movement phrasing and vocal work with images of a live turtle traversing various terrains. The turtle is pictured both in an outdoor natural habitat and roaming through constructed sets (the moon's surface, a city block), which play with scale to make the turtle seem gigantic. The performers execute shifting movements and sing repetitive sounds against a spare backdrop. Close-ups of their features and hands appear.
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- Avant-garde (Music)
- Modern dance
- Performance in a Studio
- Susan Dowling (Producer)
- Monk, Meredith ()
- Langland, Paul (Subject)
- Goodman, Andrea (Subject)
- Een, Robert (Subject)
- Chicago: “Turtle Dreams,” 05/21/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_18B49DF61BDC47B998A7CB127D2F0B4D.
- MLA: “Turtle Dreams.” 05/21/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_18B49DF61BDC47B998A7CB127D2F0B4D>.
- APA: Turtle Dreams. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_18B49DF61BDC47B998A7CB127D2F0B4D