Ping Chong

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Delta Rising, 2008

ABOUT

While the history and impact of the Delta Blues tradition is undisputed, few are aware of the contemporary artistry that continues to thrive in the region. Delta Rising follows the life stories of people who come from the Mississippi Delta -- or whose families come from the Delta -- and provides an artistically beautiful and historical testament to the diversity, vibrancy and complex history of the region.

CAST

Shermel Carthan, Gene Dattel, Edena Hines, Toni Seawright, Virginia Wing

ARTISTIC TEAM

Written and Directed by: Talvin Wilks and Ping Chong, in collaboration with the cast
Production Design: Maya Ciarrocchi
Stage Manager: Jennifer Conley Darling
Lighting Design: Brant Thomas Murray

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

BRIC Studio, Brooklyn, NY (May 2008)

Click HERE for our behind-the-scenes Tumblr page and many others

PRESS

Dance Series Probes Issues of Race, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 2008

MULTIMEDIA

Photos:
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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Delta Rising was commissioned by 651 ARTS as part of the Mississippi Delta Heritage Project

FUNDERS

Made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the arts, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Departent of Cultural Affairs, Nathan Cummings Foundation, and MetLife Foundation, the National Sponsor of the Undesirable Elements series.

Photo Credit: Victor Jouvert