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  • Interdisciplinary artist creating performance on race issues, speaking about his work during dance department residency

    Ping Chong shown with the cast of one of his “Undesirable Elements” productions, this one titled “Children of War.” Chong, a National Medal of Arts winner, is an artist-in-residence in January with the University of Illinois Department of Dance. He is creating a new work based on racial issues in the U.S.

    Photo by Chris Harlove


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Jan Erkert, email More information about Ping Chong’s residency can be found online at