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Additional title: Brightness (Choreographic work : Chong)
Additional title: Ping Chong archive
Booth, Karen (Dancer)
Fleming, John (American architect, contemporary) (Dancer)
Froot, Dan (Dancer)
Malvern, Larry (Dancer)
Smith, Louise, 1955- (Dancer)
Chong, Ping (Choreographer)
Hallas, Brian (Sound designer)
Yokobosky, Matthew (Set designer)
Yokobosky, Matthew (Costume designer)
Thies, Howard (Lighting designer)
Schwartz, Michael (Videographer)
Ping Chong & Company (Producer)

Ping Chong Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1989
Table of Contents
Act I, Patience of Rhodes -- Act II, The glare (Marconi frères et soeur) -- Act III, Lesquce (Nias and Nemesis) -- Act IV, Bauhaus twins (two metaphysical beings) -- Act V, The Pendulum Quartet -- Act VI, Stardust.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7257
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by Ping Chong and Company ; [created] by Ping Chong in collaboration with the designers and the performers.
Creation/production credits: Assistant director, Virlana Tkacz ; sound, Brian Hallas ; set and costumes, Matthew Yokobosky ; lighting, Howard Thies.
Performers: Karen Booth, John Fleming, Dan Froot, Larry Malvern, and Louise Smith.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at La Mama E.T.C., New York, on December 1, 1989, by Character Generators/Video, cameraperson, Michael Schwartz.
Funding: The processing of the Ping Chong audio-visual materials was made possible, in part, through the generous assistance of the Leon Levy Foundation.
Acquisition: Gift; Ping Chong & Company; 2009. NN-PD
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (105 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in
Dance/theater work. The performance footage (ca. 68 min.) is followed by ca. 37 min. of repetitions of excerpts from the work, some in close shot.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176754
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e5415c60-e369-0130-1700-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1989: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Brightness" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Brightness" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 28, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1989). Brightness Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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