BOULDER, Colo. (February 5, 2013)–Naropa University welcomes MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Meredith Monk as the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism Distinguished Guest Lecturer. Ms. Monk’s residence will include an “Evening with Meredith Monk,” a solo performance concert, co-sponsored by Naropa’s School of the Arts, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets are on sale for $40 for gold circle, $30 for reserved, and $20 for general admission. To order tickets, please visit www.bouldertheater.com, or call the Box Office at 303-786-7030.
On the following evening, Meredith Monk will be interviewed by Naropa faculty member Lama Sarah Harding, and in a third event will share multifaceted music-theater works with the Naropa community. Monk’s interview, “Contemplative Artist: American Buddhism and Creative Expression in the 21st Century,” facilitated by Naropa Religious Studies core associate professor Lama Sarah Harding, will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Naropa’s Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder. A limited number of seats will be available to the public at http://mminterview.brownpapertickets.com.
Monk’s multifaceted event, “Archaeology of an Artist,” addresses her process and artistic trajectory over the last five decades. Beginning with her visionary exploration of the human voice and her concurrent creation of multifaceted music-theater works and films, Monk will explain how she weaves together music, image, movement, light, and object in order to discover new modes of perception. Throughout her talk, she will offer live performances and video clips to provide a thoroughly immersive and informative experience, which culminates in an informal question and answer session with the audience. “Archaeology of an Artist” will be presented on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8:00 p.m., at Naropa’s Performing Arts Center. A limited number of seats will be available to the public at http://mmpac.brownpapertickets.com.
Monk will also co-facilitate a Naropa University-sponsored workshop, “Uncovering Treasures of Body, Speech, and Mind,” alongside acclaimed performance artist Lanny Harrison and Acharya and author Judy Lief, on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., also at Naropa’s Performing Arts Center. Exploring the arising of speech from silence, moving from the body and breath to sounds, words, and language, this workshop aims to deepen understanding of the power of sound and voice, and their connection to meditative awareness, while addressing the question of how to develop true and genuine expression. The workshop will include meditation practice, sound and voice exercises, dialogues, and discussions. To purchase tickets for the workshop, please visit http://mmws.brownpapertickets.com.