A.M./A.M. - The Articulated Man

1981–1985
Dance, Theater

About the Production

A.M./A.M. - The Articulated Man is a dance theater work integrating film, inspired by the Golem myth. It is the expression of a robot's dream life. Fantastical and surrealistic, it plays out in an all white set with all white furniture. This almost wordless, music driven work is more poetry than prose that takes the audience for a wild ride through a wonderland.

Dedicated to Jean Claude Ribes.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Ping Chong

Sound Design

Phil Lee

Lighting Design

Blu

Costume Design

Kim Druce and Louise Smith

Set and Prop Design

Paul Krajniak

Film Direction

Ping Chong

Music (Film)

Meredith Monk

Cast

Ishmael Houston-Jones, Webdelien Haveman, Ciel Werts, Louise Smith, Rob List, Jeannie Hutchins Narrators: Michael Duffy, Phil Lee, Ishmael Houston-Jones Film Performers: Rob List, Ciel Werts, Ping Chong

Performance History

Premiere

La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (February 1982)

Tours

The Mickery Theatre, Amsterdam, Holland (1982)

Spirit Square Art Center, Charlotte, NC

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR

Washington Hall Performance Gallery, Seattle, Washington (January 1983)

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Wadsworth Theatre, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Togamura Theatre Festival, Suzuki Company, Japan (1986)

Osaka Theatre Festival, Osaka Rodo Kaidan, Japan (1986)

First Night, Boston Shakespeare Theatre, Boston, MA

Awards

Villager Award 1982

Partners

La MaMa E.T.C.