The Angels of Swedenborg

October 22 – 26, 1986

Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description The extraordinary way in which Ping Chong combines technology with visionary theatricality culminates in his newest work The Angels of Swedenborg. A combination of dance, theater, music, and audio-visual elements, it is almost ethereal in its beauty, clarity, and subtle power. Using the 18th century Swedish philosopher/scientist as his inspiration, Ping Chong parallels Swedenborg's quest for "the seat of his soul" with modern man's search for peace and humanity. Angels is much more than electronic wizardry, it is "a wonderfully poetic experience."
Identifier 1986f.00409
Season Fall 1986
VenueCarey Playhouse (Music Hall, BAM Rose Cinema)
artistic directorPing Chong
choreographerPing Chong, John Fleming
costume designerMel Carpenter
directorPing Chong
lighting designerBlu
set designer/decorPing Chong
sound designerJan Hartley
stage managerDavid Kronick