Constellation Lucinda Childs

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An expanded season of programming on the work of Lucinda Childs, encompassing performances, film screenings, lectures, talks and an exhibition of her scores.

Born in New York, Lucinda Childs started her career at the Judson Dance Theatre in 1963. In 1973, she formed her own company, with which she has created over 50 works. Since 1981, she has choreographed more than 30 works for major companies, such as the Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Berlin State Ballet or Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Company, and for theatres such as the Los Angeles Opera, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein or La Monnaie in Brussels. Her choreographies are known for their minimalist movements and complex transitions, transforming the slightest movements into intricate choreographic masterpieces.


28 February:

Screening of the film LA GRANDE FUGUE (2017), by Marie Helène Rebois

2 March:

Lecture Lucinda Childs, Page in Hand, by LOU FORSTER

2-11 March:

Exhibition Lucinda Childs, Nothing Personal 1963-1981.

Curated by Lou Forster, mobile exhibition by CND Paris

2-4 March:

Film screening LUCINDA CHILDS

Written and directed by: Patrick Bensard

2-4 March:

Lucinda Childs and Philip Glass: DANCE


3 March:


Moderated by journalist and dance history teacher, Bàrbara Raubert

3-4 March:

Dance On Ensemble, Works in Silence

4 March:

Screening Cèl·lulaLAB – CALICO MINGLING (1973)

Open presentation of the transmission laboratory of the piece by Lucinda Childs for non-stage spaces and for 8 dancers. Led by TY BOOMERSHINE within the programme CÈL·LULA_LAB.

4-5 March:

Ruth Childs, Judson Program: Pastime (1963), Carnation (1964) & Museum piece (1965)



any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones

Jan Martens/GRIP & Dance On Ensemble

A production about the power that lies in being out of step, performed by a seventeen-strong, atypical corps de ballet made up of unique personalities.

The heterogeneous group of dancers between the ages of 18 and 71, with diverse backgrounds and track records, find and strengthen each other on stage. In any attempt (…) they seek their own voice within the dance and beyond, looking for an idiom that fits them like a glove. One by one they claim their place on stage, without cutting off the others for all that. A horizontal exercise in giving each other the necessary space, while being careful not to steal the limelight. In times of extreme polarization, this group sets social dogmas aside to recognize and embrace a range of distinct identities. Being uninhibitedly themselves – in both life and art – with the stage as their ideological testing ground.

Photo: Phile Deprez