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Meredith Monk recently celebrated her 50th year as a performing artist with a series of concerts and residency at Carnegie Hall. One of the most unique and influential artists of our time, she is equally comfortable as a composer, singer, filmmaker, dancer and choreographer, working with vocal groups, music theatre, opera and symphony orchestras.
Men, women and children glide about their daily tasks, stopping to answer sometimes tellingly anachronistic questions from 20th-century interviewers. A beautiful visual play of surfaces and textures, from brick to rough-plastered wall and from the luminous innocence that lights the girl's face to the canny innocence illuminating the face of the crone, played by Ms.
It is knowingly acted by a cast that includes Toby Newman as the girl, Lucas Hoving as the old physician, Greger Hansen as a young monk and Wayne Hankin as the traveling storyteller. The screenplay was written by Ms.
Monk and Tone Blevins.