Photo by Sally Cohn
A thrilling multimedia collaboration by three pioneers who emerged out of one of the most vibrant and prolific periods in New York’s art world.
“You watch the dancers’ subtle changes in accent amid unflagging speed, how they stream across the stage with a thrilling constancy…and you think, yes, this is the essence of dance” – The Washington Post
A seminal collaboration emerging out of one of the most vibrant and prolific periods in New York’s art world, DANCE is a signature work by one of the pillars of the Judson Dance Theater collective, Lucinda Childs. Recipient of the NEA/NEFA American Masterpiece Award, the 1979 classic was remounted by the Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College with a complete restoration of Sol LeWitt’s work on film, which comprises the work’s decor and with which the dancers seamlessly interact. DANCE tours with a company of eleven dancers under Childs’ direction.
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“If good design equals the sum of its parts, it’s no question that 30 years later “Dance” endures.” – The New York Times
Lucinda Childs Dance Company made their UAE debut in 2017 to help mark the opening of The Louvre Abu Dhabi.
The reconstruction of DANCE was commissioned by the Richard B. Fisher Center for the
Performing Arts at Bard College, with additional support from The Yard, a colony for performing artists on Martha’s Vineyard.
DANCE by Lucinda Childs was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Masterpieces: Dance initiative, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts.
- Choreography by Lucinda Childs
- Music by Philip Glass
- Film by Sol LeWitt
- Lighting by Beverly Emmons
- Original Costume Design by A. Christina Giannini
- Worldwide Tour Representation: Pomegranate Arts