October 20, 2022

All Islands Connect Underwater: A Celebration of Ping Chong and Bruce Allardice

Ping Chong and Bruce Allardice in front of La MaMa in 2022

Save the date for All Islands Connect Underwater: a Celebration of Ping Chong and Bruce Allardice!

Ping and Bruce will retire from their leadership roles at the company at the end of 2022. In honor of their immeasurable impact and leadership, we will gather to celebrate their vision and artistry, and the artistic community they have cultivated over the past 50 years. This event will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 6-9pm, at Chelsea Factory (547 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001).

The celebration will bring together artists and other luminaries for a public tribute who have collaborated with or been supported by Ping and Bruce.

All Islands Connect Underwater continues a season celebrating 50 years of impactful work by Ping, his 35-year partnership with Bruce, and 30 years of the company’s series of community-specific, interview-based works known as the Undesirable Elements series. The season kicked off with a sold-out run at La MaMa of Lazarus 1972-2022, a new reimagining of the production that set Chong’s boundary-shattering career in motion.

Over five decades, Ping has sustained a prolific career as a generative artist, leading the creation of over 110 original works that span artistic disciplines. Throughout his extraordinarily long artistic partnership with Bruce, they have collaborated to achieve and hone PCC’s vision of aesthetically rich, socially probing interdisciplinary theater.