About the Production
Brightness is a metaphysical circus composed of curious acts -- some austere and minimalist like the quartet inspired by a Hopi dance, some lyrical like the duet drawn from a beautiful dance between Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth. Louise Smith acts as ringmaster. An unusual aspect of Brightness is that costumes were designed first before the show which then inspired its creation.
Production Team And Cast
Conceived and Directed by
Ping Chong, in collaboration with the designers and performers
Set and Costume Design
Karen Booth, John Fleming, Dan Froot, Larry Malvern and Louise Smith
La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (November-December 1989)
1990 Bessie Award: Louise Smith, Performer
1990 Bessie Award: Matthew Yokobosky, Set & Costumes
La MaMa E.T.C.