“She may loom ever larger as the new century unfolds, and later generations will envy those who got to see her live.”
—The New Yorker
Layering, replication, division, mutation—the cellular world is complex, often reassuringly cyclical, and an inspiration for possibilities for human society in this music-theatre piece from Meredith Monk. Cellular Songs is the newest in her series of works that explore our interdependent relationship with nature while seeking to evoke that which cannot be expressed in words. Monk and her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble, with participation from members of the Central Illinois Youth Chorus, conjure the circle of life in a site-specific rendering of Cellular Songs that harnesses movement, light, vocal and instrumental music, and video to create a contemplative, playful, and hope-filled experience that once again reveals the elegant simplicity of this pioneering winner of the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Award.
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