Lucinda Childs Dance Company, DANCE

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Alice Jepson Theatre

“One of the greatest achievements of the 20th century” –The Wall Street Journal

A seminal collaboration emerging out of one of the most vibrant periods in New York’s art world, DANCE is a rarely performed signature work by Lucinda Childs, one of the pillars of the Judson Dance Theater collective. Initially reviled and now revered, this luminous, intricate, and endlessly fascinating 1979 masterpiece was created with composer Philip Glass and visual artist Sol LeWitt, whose ethereal black-and-white film version of the dance hovers over the performers.

Lucinda Childs began her career at the Judson Dance Theater in 1963 where she choreographed 13 works and performed in works of Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, and Robert Morris. Since forming her dance company in 1973, she has created more than 50 works, both solo and ensemble.

In 1976, Childs collaborated with Robert Wilson and Philip Glass on the opera Einstein on the Beach, which earned her a Village Voice Obie award. In 1979, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her collaboration, Dance, with music by Glass and film decor by Sol LeWitt. Childs received the Bessie Award for Sustained Achievement in 2001, was elevated from the rank of Officer to Commander in France’s Order of Arts and Letters in 2004, and received the NEA/ NEFA American Masterpiece Award in 2009.

LEARN! Join the Modin Center for Modlin Arts After Words, a post-show question-and-answer session with Lucinda Childs and members of the Company.

Ticket Information
Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances): $32
Adult: $40 UR Student: $10
Senior (62+): $36 UR Employee: $34
Child (0-12): $20 Group (20+): $36

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