RendezVous #70 - Lecture Lucinda Childs

Within the framework of RendezVous, the series of lectures and master classes with well known artists from the dance world, choreographer and performer Lucinda Childs gave a lecture at de Theaterschool on her work and life in dance.  The lecture took place in the Danstheater on Tuesday the 15th of January 2013 and could also be followed live on a video screen in the entrance hall.

LUCINDA CHILDS began her career as choreographer and performer in 1963 as an original member of the Judson Dance Theater in New York. After forming her own dance company in 1973, Ms. Childs collaborated with Robert Wilson and Philip Glass on the opera Einstein on the Beach, participating as leading performer and choreographer, for which she was awarded a Village Voice Obie. She also participated in the revivals of the opera in 1984, and 1992 and Ms. Childs choreography for the opera will be reconstructed for the 2012 revival of the opera which will open The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival in September 2012.

Since 1979, Ms. Childs has collaborated with a number of composers and designers, including John Adams and Frank Gehry, on a series of large-scale productions. The first of these was DANCE choreographed in 1979 with music by Philip Glass, and a film/decor by Sol LeWitt, for which Ms. Childs was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. DANCE was revived in July, 2009 for Bard’s Summer Festival, and DANCE has toured in the Fall of 2009 with a season at the Joyce Theatre in New York with additional touring in the United States and Europe in 2010- 2011.

In 2001 Ms Childs received Life Time Achievement Bessie Award, and in 2004 Ms. Childs was appointed by the French Government to the rank of Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. For more information about Lucinda Childs: