Nov 29–Dec 4
Over two weeks, The Joyce has the honor of presenting two programs of work by Lucinda Childs who, since performing with the historically significant Judson Dance Theater in 1963 and founding her company in 1973, has gone on to receive much-deserved recognition as one of America’s greatest modern choreographers. During week one, her company will perform Lucinda Childs: A Portrait (1963-2016), a five-decade retrospective devoted to such seminal works as Pastime (1963), Interior Drama, (1977), Concerto (1993), and the NY Premiere of a new work commissioned by The Joyce, Into View (2016), which features the music of Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre). The second week is devoted to the magnificent Dance, Childs’ 1979 signature evening-length work that features a commissioned score by Philip Glass and the original film decor by Sol LeWitt in which the Company’s original dancers are projected in perfect synchronization with the live dancers on stage. Both weeks promise to be remarkably “close to stage heaven.” The Guardian (London)
Nov 29–Dec 4
Curtain Chat: Wed, Nov 30
Above image by Sally Cohn
The presentation of The Lucinda Childs Dance Company was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Underwriting support provided by Bruce G. Miller and Melanie Coronetz.
Program A: 1 hr 58 mins
Program B: 55 mins
The movement (of the company) varies in tiny increments, yet the dancers’ gracefully buoyant accuracy coupled with the subtle rhythmic stresses of the choreography- the movement’s tilt, glide and catch- make it constantly fascinating.