Ping Chong

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Humboldt's Current, 1977

ABOUT

Ping Chong describes Humboldt’s Current as a “bricolage” or “a new world created out of any and all available materials from an old world.” Humboldt is a 19th century colonial explorer blinded by his reason and inability to connect to his inner self. His relentless hunt for a mythical beast is doomed to end in failure because what he searches for is within himself.

Dedicated to Meredith Monk

PRODUCTION

Director: Ping Chong
Assistant Director: Gail Turner
Production Manager: Edith DeLuca
Writer: Ping Chong
Music: Tibetan Popular Music, Music of the Himalayas, Samuel Barber “Adagio for Spring”, Bach “Bist de bei mir”
Lighting Design: Tony Giavanetti
Photography: Tobey Sanford
Production Design: Jerilea Zempel
Film by Meredith Monk
Technical Director: Jean-Claude Ribes

CAST

Gail Turner, Paul Langland, John Miglietta, Jeannie Hutchins, Rodney Garbato, Pablo Vela, Tone Blevins, Anne Gentry, Charles Horne

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Premiere:
Daniel Nagrin Studio Theatre, New York, NY (April 1977)

Tour:
La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (March 1978); New Theatre Festival, Baltimore, MD (June 1979); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (December 1979); Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Holland (1980)


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MULTIMEDIA

Photos:
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AWARDS

Obie Award

PRODUCING PARTNERS

La MaMa E.T.C. and Ping Chong + Company

Photo Credit: Tobey Sanford