LAST CREATION :
PASTIME (1963) CARNATION (1964) MUSEUM PIECE (1965)
Three solos by Lucinda Childs performed by Ruth Childs
Lucinda Childs and Ruth Childs started their work on re-creation with the revival of these three solos from the Judson Church period. Paying homage to her aunt, Ruth Childs shares her family and artistic ties and presents these pieces to a new generation of audience members. These three performances were at the time « experimentations, or trials of radical doubt, aiming to let go of classical and modern heritage.» (Gilles Amalvi) Far from the usual conventions seen in dance of that time, these pieces are filled with dada humor and Duchamp influence.
PARTICULAR REEL, CALICO MINGLING, RECLINIG RONDO, KATEMA Four pieces by Lucinda Childs re-created by Ruth Childs. Premiered 2nd to 4th of September at La Bâtie Festival de Genève.
Ruth Childs is currently preparing a new program of revivals with her aunt Lucinda Childs. The success and joy experienced while developing the first program based on Lucinda Childs' Judson Solos (Pastime 1963, Carnation 1964 and Museum Piece 1965) encouraged Ruth and Lucinda to continue their collaboration.
For this second series, Ruth is reviving and recreating 4 pieces by Lucinda Childs from the seventies: Particular Reel (1973), Calico Mingling (1973), Reclining Rondo (1975) and Katema (1978). These pieces were originally presented in "non-theatrical" spaces such as museums, public spaces, gymnasiums etc.
Here she is interested in delving into the essence of Lucinda Childs' choreographic work, which suddenly becomes very visible from 1973 on. During this period three things appear as fundamental elements in Lucinda's way of making dance: the use of a score, a trajectory in space and an imposed rhythm without using music. Somehow Ruth is looking to fill in the gap between Carnation (1964) and Dance (1979.)