Meredith Monk — Indra's Net

Friday, November 12, 2021 | 7:00 PM PST
Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall & Online

A black and white abstract image with eight human full human figures, spread evenly in three rows across a bright white field. The bodies are filtered as though they are a photo negative, their postures varied from flat on the back arms and legs extended, to curled on their side. Elbows and knees are bent creating unique shapes. A still from "Rotation" by Meredith Monk. Camera, editing: Ben Stechschulte. Direction: Meredith Monk.

Presented by Mills Performing Arts and The House Foundation for the Arts, with the Mills College Music Department as part of Mills Music Now.

In Person:
$25 General Admission / Free with valid Mills ID
In-Person Capacity is limited.
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Live Stream:
Link to the Live Stream will be provided on the day of the event.

Meredith Monk smiles to the camera. Her hair in distinctive long braids, she is dressed in a white blazer.Indra’s Net, Meredith Monk’s newest interdisciplinary evening-length music theater piece, is an experiential performance work affirming the interconnectedness of life.

In the ancient Buddhist/Hindu legend of Indra’s Net, an enlightened king, Indra, stretches a large net across the universe with an infinitely faceted jewel placed at each intersection. Each jewel is wholly unique yet reflects all the others, illuminating the interdependence of all living things. After having gone through a year of a world pandemic, the metaphor of Indra’s Net is particularly relevant today.

Initially set to premiere in November 2020 and delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indra's Net will be premiered in a concert-version to a limited capacity audience in the Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall on the Mills College campus in Oakland California. Additionally, the presentations will be made available via live-stream on the Mills Performing Arts website.

Indra’s Net is made possible through the generous support of the Hewlett Foundation 50 Arts Commissions, The National Endowment for the Arts, ArtLab at Harvard University, and Queenslab in Ridgewood, Queens. 

Learn more about Meredith Monk.

Image  — Still from Rotation video, from Indra's Net by Meredith Monk. Camera, editing: Ben Stechschulte. Direction: Meredith Monk.