March 4 & 5

RUTH CHILDS Constellation LUCINDA CHILDS: Judson Program: Pastime (1963), Carnation (1964) & Museum piece (1965)

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Ruth Childs has revived 3 of her aunt Lucinda Childs’ solos, which she created and performed in the 1960s at the Judson Dance Theater in New York. In Ruth’s words: “Our intention was that they be as close as possible to the original versions, although we knew that there were no film archives of the Judson period. Lucinda gave me very detailed choreographic instructions. She shared stories and documents from that time with me. Having done that, she gave me room to explore and find my way of performing them”. With the exception of Carnation, these solos are fairly unknown and have never been performed outside of the United States. This recovery, transmission and recreation work is essential because it enables a new generation to discover these historic pieces.

The Anglo-American dancer and performer Ruth Childs (1984) has worked with internationally renowned choreographers and directors, such as Foofwa d’Imobilité, La Ribot, Gilles Jobin, Massimo Furlan, Marco Berrettini and Yasmine Hugonnet. In 2014, she founded her own company, Scarlett’s, to develop her work through dance, performance, cinema and music. She is currently one of the associated artists at Arsenic in Lausanne.

Born in New York, Lucinda Childs started her career at the Judson Dance Theatre in 1963. In 1973, she formed her own company, with which she has created over 50 works. Since 1981, she has choreographed more than 30 works for major companies, such as the Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Berlin State Ballet or Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Company, and for theatres such as the Los Angeles Opera, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein or La Monnaie in Brussels. Her choreographies are known for their minimalist movements and complex transitions, transforming the slightest movements into intricate choreographic masterpieces.

Choreography Lucinda Childs / Dance Ruth Childs / Lighting design Eric Wurtz / Technical chief Pierre Montessuit

Production SCARLETT’S / Coproduction ADC – Association pour la danse contemporaine / With financial support Ciutat de Ginebra; Stanley Johnson foundation; Loterie Romande; Nestlé Foundation for Art; L. Vuitton foundation / Tour supportCorodis, The State of Geneva

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