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Childs Luncida

Born in 1940, Lucinda Childs has been passionate about dance and theatre since childhood. After a decisive encounter with Merce Cunningham, she joined forces with an arts’ collective that included Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton and Trisha Brown at the Judson Dance Theater. She embarked on her choreographic career in 1963 with Pastime. From 1968 onwards, she applies a logic of deconstruction to the classical vocabulary she was simultaneously learning. She established her own company in 1973, developing a minimalist style of dance. In 1976 she performed choreographies by Andy de Groat in Einstein on the Beach, Bob Wilson’s opera set to music by Philip Glass.

, created in 1979 and set to music by Philip Glass, was her first large-scale collective ballet, after which she collaborated with many other artists, such as Frank Gehry for the sets of Available Light in 1983. For the Paris Opera Ballet, she created Premier Orage in 1984, and Perfect Stranger for the Lyon Opera Ballet in 1990. She staged Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice again for Theater Kiel. Lucinda Childs also recreated ten years ago a company of young dancers who are breathing life into her repertoire.
In 2021, (LA)HORDE with the Ballet national de Marseille invites her to revive her piece Tempo Vicino, eleven years after its creation for the Ballet national de Marseille itself.