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Ping Chong Visits Portland

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  • Michael Phillips
    Sojourn Theatre is hosting a week long residency with international theatre artist Ping Chong in May. I ve directed one of his plays (KIND NESS) and find his
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      Sojourn Theatre is hosting a week long residency with international theatre
      artist Ping Chong in May. I've directed one of his plays (KIND NESS) and
      find his work to be very, very thought provoking. This is a GREAT
      opportunity for the Portland theatre community.

      Michael


      Here's the info:



      SOJOURN THEATRE hosts Ping Chong in Portland May 17- May 23
      Residency supported by RACC, in partnership with Concordia University's
      Theatre Department, Portland Center Stage, and Portland Center for the
      Performing Arts

      Sojourn Theatre's spring/summer project, 7 Great Loves, is a city wide
      quest to find seven true, diverse, challenging, delightful, love stories.
      International artist Ping Chong will contribute to this body of work by
      conducting workshops, interviews, and open rehearsals. From this week-long
      residency, Sojourn Theatre will develop and present a first draft open
      performance of 7 Great Loves in late June. The piece premieres in Portland
      on Valentine's Day, 2003

      Ping Chong is a world renowned theatre director, choreographer, video and
      installation artist. He is a recipient of both an Obie Award and a Bessie
      Award for career achievement. Since 1972, Chong has created over 35 works
      for the stage, many of which have been presented at major venues all over
      the world including BAM, Lincoln Center, The Spoleto Festival. His most
      recent work, "OBON", will close Seattle Repertory Theatre's mainstage season
      this year.

      Public events:
      May 18, 19 Noon to 5pm Concordia University
      "Time, Space, and Text"
      Chong utilizes movement, sound, and non linear methods of exploring the
      poetry of performance in this master class for performers and directors.
      Cost: $50 (registration limited to 24 participants, with 30 half price
      observer registration spots.)

      May 20 7pm Portland Center for the Performing Arts
      "Vampires, Dopplegangers, and other resident Aliens..."
      Ping Chong gives a public talk/slide presentation on his work and the state
      of the art. Co-hosted by Portland Center Stage
      Cost: Free, limited to 200

      May 21, 22 7-11pm Concordia University
      Ping co-leads two open Sojourn Theatre rehearsals on 7 Great Loves
      Open for observation and participation
      Free

      For registration or information on any events related to Ping Chong's
      residency, call 971.544.0464.
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