Ping Chong

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ELEPHANT MEMORIES, 1990

ABOUT

Elephant Memories is an investigation of a world at once archaic and futuristic, civilized and barbaric, humorous and frightening, like and unlike our own. The piece is composed of a series of dazzling dramatic, choreographic and musical "snapshots" depicting the daily life, political institutions and religious rituals of a society heading toward a seemingly inevitable rendezvous with the unknown.

PRODUCTION

Director: Ping Chong
Writer: Ping Chong, in collaboration with performers and designers
Music: “Afternoon Melodies” composed by Meredith Monk
Choreography: Ping Chong, in collaboration with performers and designers
Lighting Design: Thomas Hase
Sound Design: Brian Hallas
Set Design: Ping Chong
Costume Design: Matthew Yokobosky
Graphics Design: Jan Hartley
Stage Manager: Cathy Sonneborn

CAST

John Fleming, Jeannie Hutchins, Larry Malvern, Johanna Melamed, Ric Oquita, Louise Smith

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Development:
Residency at the Theater Institute at Storm King

Premiere:
La MaMa ETC, New York City, October 1990

Tour:
Walker Art Center, January 1991; Carver Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX, February 1991; Northeastern University, October 1991, Yellow Springs Institute, May 1994; IV Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogota, March 1994

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PRESS

Memories' peers into a future of we over I, Star Tribune, Jan. 1991

MULTIMEDIA

Photos:
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PRODUCING PARTNERS

La MaMa E.T.C., the San Antonio Performing Arts Association, Northeastern University, Yellow Springs Institute and the Walker Art Center

FUNDERS

Arts International Festival Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, the AT&T Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, Con Edison and the Philip Morris Companies.