MillerComm Lecture Series

All Islands Connect Under Water: Making Art, Making Community

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
Ping Chong

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

600 South Gregory


Event Description

Ping Chong's work explores interdisciplinary art as an avenue for social change through the intersection of race, culture, history, art and technology in the modern world. Recipient of a 2014 National Medal of Art, he is acclaimed for bringing unheard voices to the stage and for creating art that addresses issues of inequality, equity, and social justice with beauty and precision. In this presentation Ping Chong will discuss the evolution of this interdisciplinary approach to theater in relationship to changes in contemporary arts and culture over the last 40 years using illustrations from his work.
Hosted by: Department of Dance

In conjunction with: Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Theatre, Education Justice Project, Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, Spurlock Museum, Stage Directors and Choreographer's Foundation


Ping Chong

George A. Miller Endowment Visiting Professor, University of Illinois and Artistic Director, Ping Chong and Company