Ping Chong

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Brightness, 1989

ABOUT

Brightness is a metaphysical circus composed of curious acts: some austere and minimalist like the quartet inspired by a Hopi dance, some lyrical like the duet drawn from a beautiful dance between Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth. Louise Smith acts as ringmaster.

PRODUCTION

Director: Ping Chong, in collaboration with the designers and performers
Assistant Director: Virlana Tkacz
Text: Louise Smith, after Petronius, Hippocrates and Josephine Baker
Lighting Design: Howard Thies
Sound Design: Brian Hallas
Set and Costume Design: Matthew Yokobosky

CAST

Karen Booth, John Fleming, Dan Froot, Larry Malvern, Louise Smith

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Premiere:
La MaMa ETC, New York NY (November-December 1989)

PRESS

The Varieties of Life's Illumination, New York Times, Nov. 26, 1989

MULTIMEDIA

Photos:
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AWARDS
1990 Bessie Award: Louise Smith, Performer
1990 Bessie Award: Matthew Yokobosky, Set & Costumes

PRODUCING PARTNERS

La MaMa ETC

FUNDERS
Made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Department of Cultural Affairs

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg