“ Ms. Childs is revered across Europe as a grande dame of American dance. In the United States, though, her work is so rarely seen that she has assumed almost mythical status”
– The New York Times
Celebrating one of America’s great modern choreographers, A Portrait (1963–2016) is an evening-length retrospective of early and recent works created for the Lucinda Childs Dance Company over the past five decades.
Works include the iconic solo performance Pastime (1963), the early silent pieces Radial Courses (1976) and Interior Drama (1977), Concerto (1993) with music by Henryk Gorecki, Lollapalooza (2010) with music by longtime collaborator John Adams, and the recent work Canto Ostinato (2015), with music by Simeon ten Holt. Featured on the program will be the world premiere of Into View, a collaboration between Childs and composers/instrumentalists Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld, best known for their work with Arcade Fire and Bon Iver. This world premiere performance will mark the culmination of a CAP UCLA Artist Residency with the company.
Recognizing the importance of Lucinda Childs as a seminal figure in modern dance, A Portrait (1963–2016) celebrates Lucinda Childs at the very peak of her creative power.
Funds provided by the Royce Center Circle Endowment Fund. Generous support provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) through the National Dance Project. Additional support by The Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund, Inc.