Join us in a public tribute to our Founder and Artistic Director Ping Chong and longtime Executive Director Bruce Allardice, who both retire from their leadership roles at the company at the end of 2022. All Islands Connect Underwater: A Celebration of Ping Chong and Bruce Allardice will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 6-9pm, at Chelsea Factory (547 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001).
The event, hosted by playwright, author, and performance artist Jessica Hagedorn, will take the form of a party punctuated by brief performances.
Artists participating in All Islands Connect Underwater include Chinese Theatre Works, the organization that preserves and promotes the traditional Chinese performing arts and creates new performance works that bridge Eastern and Western aesthetics and forms; New York City-based all-women, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming Brazilian Samba Reggae drum line Fogo Azul; legendary multidisciplinary artist and one of Ping Chong’s earliest and most formative collaborators, Meredith Monk; dancer, choreographer, and founder of Muna Tseng Dance Projects Muna Tseng, whose moving dance-theater solo performance SlutForArt was written and directed by Chong; and legendary American jazz group The Jazz Passengers. Other luminaries will be toasting Chong and Allardice at the event.