A.M./A.M. - The Articulated Man

Dance, Theater

About the Production

A.M./A.M. - The Articulated Man is a dance theater work integrating film, inspired by the Golem myth. It is the expression of a robot's dream life. Fantastical and surrealistic, it plays out in an all white set with all white furniture. This almost wordless, music driven work is more poetry than prose that takes the audience for a wild ride through a wonderland.

Dedicated to Jean Claude Ribes.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Ping Chong

Sound Design

Phil Lee

Lighting Design


Costume Design

Kim Druce and Louise Smith

Set and Prop Design

Paul Krajniak

Film Direction

Ping Chong

Music (Film)

Meredith Monk


Ishmael Houston-Jones, Wendelien Haveman, Ciel Werts, Louise Smith, Rob List, Jeannie Hutchins Voice Over: Michael Duffy, Phil Lee, Ishmael Houston-Jones Film Cast: Rob List, Ciel Werts, Ping Chong

Performance History


La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (February 1982)


The Mickery Theatre, Amsterdam, Holland (1982)

Spirit Square Art Center, Charlotte, NC

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR

Washington Hall Performance Gallery, Seattle, Washington (January 1983)

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Wadsworth Theatre, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Togamura Theatre Festival, Suzuki Company, Japan (1986)

Osaka Theatre Festival, Osaka Rodo Kaidan, Japan (1986)

First Night, Boston Shakespeare Theatre, Boston, MA (1986)


Villager Award 1982


La MaMa E.T.C.