Inspired by the music of Meredith Monk, TERRA FIRMA is a requiem to the many colleagues, close associates, and friends who have passed on yet whose remains exist in Monte’s accumulated memories. "...looking back to a fleeting moment in a floating world"  Allen Ginsberg.

This work features new music by composer Rubin Kodheli and is funded by New Music USA’s 2013 Live Music For Dance Program and Milan Vetter.


Choreography by: Elisa Monte

Music by: Rubin Kodheli

Recording & Engineering: Adam Charity

Costumes by: Keiko Voltaire

Lighting by: Nick Hung

Premiered: 2013