CALLING: A DANCE WITH FAITH
Created & Directed by Jesca Prudencio
May 23-24, 2019 @ 7pm
A Ping Chong + Company production
as part of the 2019 La MaMa Moves Dance Festival
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)
La MaMa, ETC, New York City
Thursday and Friday at 7PM
$25 Tickets; $20 Student/Senior Tickets [+$1 Facility Fee]
Calling: a dance with faith is a documentary dance theater piece exploring the lives of two Muslim women as they wrestle with their call to dance and their call to faith. Their religious and artistic journeys intersect, as both Muslims and dancers, in this rich and perceptive performance of movement and storytelling. Expanding upon Ping Chong + Company’s traditional interview-based theater process of talking with local individuals, who are not performers, about questions of culture, identity and belonging.
a short film written by Erin McGuff-Pennington and Adam Grannick
In production summer 2019 in New York
A Filmelodic production
"American Quartet" is a short film set in the near future, in which the newest digital device is a diary. The device, owned by everyone, records only each individual's emotions and memories for the purpose of retrieving and re-experiencing them. This film draws on the increasingly divided ideological divisions in our country, and suggests that technology, instead of dividing us, can be used to create connection and empathy toward those with ideologies unlike our own.
The great leap
by Lauren Yee
September - November 2019, Chicago
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
When an American basketball team travels to Beijing amidst tensions in the late 80s, past relationships collide with present day revelations. Witty and weighty, this Chicago premiere explores cultural barriers, political risks and personal sacrifice. Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap is sure to be compelling to basketball fans, history buffs and everyone who has ever had a dream.