March 4 & 5

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

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Ruth Childs and her aunt Lucinda Childs have revived 3 solos, which Lucinda created and performed in the 1960s at the Judson Dance Theater in New York. In Ruth’s words: “We tried to be as close as possible to the original versions, knowing that there are no film archives of her solos during the Judson period. Lucinda gave me very exact choreographic indications. She shared anecdotes and archives from that period. She then left me with room to explore my own way to perform these 3 solos. With the exception of Carnation, these solos are quite unknown and have never been presented outside of the USA. This work of revival, handing-down and re-creation is essential because it allows a new generation of audiences to discover these historic pieces.”

The Anglo-American dancer and choreographer 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, and music. Ruth is currently one of the artists in residence at Arsenic in Lausanne and the associated artist at CCN2-Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble (2023-2024.)

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 / Photografy Gregory Batardon

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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