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Turtle Dreams; Meredith Monk's Turtle Dreams

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In this short excerpt from Meredith Monk's "Turtle Dreams, " the performers execute shifting movements and sing repetitive sounds against a spare backdrop. Approximate date: 1983


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Program
Turtle Dreams
Title

Meredith Monk's Turtle Dreams

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.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Modern dance
Dance
Een, Robert
Music
Monk, Meredith
Langland, Paul
Goodman, Andrea
Avant-garde (Music)
Genres
Performance in a Studio
Topics
Animals
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Turtle Dreams; Meredith Monk's Turtle Dreams,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_272C618289CC4A028CB4D42D94DA167B.
MLA: “Turtle Dreams; Meredith Monk's Turtle Dreams.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_272C618289CC4A028CB4D42D94DA167B>.
APA: Turtle Dreams; Meredith Monk's Turtle Dreams. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_272C618289CC4A028CB4D42D94DA167B
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