Ping Chong’s Angels of Swedenborg, a dance theatre work, is performed by LaMaMa’s Great Jones Repertory Company, October 27 – November 13, 2011.
La MaMa’s Great Jones Repertory and Ping Chong & Company partner to create the first revival of Ping Chong’s luminous 1985 dance theatre work ANGELS OF SWEDENBORG. Performed in a heavenly arena of feathers, ANGELS is a hauntingly beautiful and wry meditation on contemporary man caught between longings for material comfort and spiritual enlightenment.
The cast will include Maura Donohue, George Drance, Sara Galassani, Renouard Gee, Henning Hegland, Laurence Martin, Allison Plamondon, Eugene the Poogene, Simeon Pollydore, Federico Restrepo and Perry Yung.
The piece is a multi-media dance theatre meditation on the fate of modern man, caught between his material existence and spiritual aspirations. It is inspired by the 18th century scientist and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg, who realized that science could not give him his wholeness or sense of spirituality, and subsequently wrote 30 volumes about the visions he had traveling to heaven and hell and back in his lifetime.
The production will feature choreography by Ping Chong and John Fleming; set and prop design by Watoku Ueno; costume design by Stefani Mar; lighting design by Michael Chybowski; projection design by Jan Hartley; sound design by Brian Hallas; and movement by Jeannie Hutchins.
Go to lamama.org for tickets and information.