I Will Not Be Sad in This World

1991/2008
Dance, Film and Media

About the Production

I Will Not Be Sad in This World is the first pure dance work in Ping Chong’s 40-plus-year history. It focuses on the visceral, the choreographic, and the animal nature of human beings. It was originally commissioned by and performed at Improvisations Unlimited in College Park, MD in 1991. Ping Chong adapted the piece for video in 1992, which was broadcast by New Television Workshop. In 2008 Ping Chong recreated the original dance for the La MaMa Moves Festival (NYC).

Production Team And Cast

THE NEW TELEVISION, MARCH 1991

Conceived and Directed by

Ping Chong

Producer

Susan Dowling, New Television Workshop

Composer

Dijivan Gasparyan

Choreography

Ping Chong

Music

Dijivan Gasparyan

Lighting Design

Thomas Hase

Costume Design

Carol Ann Pellitier

Sound Design

Brian Hallas

Cast

Nancy Alfaro, Jeannie Hutchins, Paul Langland, Ching Gonzales and Jurgen Bamberger

LA MAMA MOVES! DANCE FESTIVAL, MAY-JUNE 2008

Conceived and Directed by

Ping Chong

Assistant Director

Jesca Prudencio

Composer

Dijivan Gasparyan

Choreography

Ping Chong

Music

Dijivan Gasparyan

Lighting Design

Thomas Hase

Costume Design

Stefani Mar

Sound Design

Brian Hallas

Cast

Nancy Alfaro, Jeannie Hutchins, Paul Langland, Peter Sciscioli and Michou Szabo

Performance History

THE NEW TELEVISION, MARCH 1991

Premiere

Improvisations Unlimited, College Park, MD (March 1991)

Premiere

La MaMa Moves! Festival, New York, NY (May-June 2008)

Partners

Meriam Rosen

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