This workshop is based on the choreographic research of master choreographer of post-modern dance Lucinda Childs, during her time with the Judson Dance Theater. Her niece, Ruth Childs, facilitates. There are three fundamental elements found in Lucinda’s choreography from the 1970s: the use of a score, a spatial itinerary, and rhythm without music. In this workshop, we invite participants to experience these elements as we share the scores of Calico Mingling (1973) and Katema (1978), both showing at Kyoto Experiment. Join us as we attempt to trace Lucinda’s works together through physical movement.
Facilitator: Ruth Childs
10.16 (Mon) 19:00-20:30
Participants may enter the venue 30 minutes before the start of the workshop.
Participants: Dancers and performers undergoing some form of training
Language: English (with consecutive Japanese interpretation)
Please bring a pen and paper and sneakers.
Capacity: 20 (first come, first served)
☞ Click here for the booking form. (Japanese only)
British-American dancer and choreographer Ruth Childs was born in 1984 in London. She grew up in the United States where she studied dance and music. In 2003 she moved to Geneva to finish her dance training with the Ballet Junior de Genève. Following this, she started working with various choreographers and directors including Foofwa d’Imobilité, La Ribot, Gilles Jobin, Massimo Furlan, Marco Berrettini and Yasmine Hugonnet. In 2014 she founded her own company Scarlett’s and creates dance and performance works as well as music. Her first stage piece, The Goldfish and the Inner Tube (2018), was created in collaboration with Stéphane Vecchione. She then went on to create two solo works fantasia (2019) and Blast! (2022). Since 2021 she has collaborated with the sculptor Cécile Bouffard on an evolving performance project called Delicate People. Since 2015 she is also working on a re-creation and revival project of the early works of her aunt, the American choreographer Lucinda Childs. Ruth Childs is currently one of the artists in residence at Arsenic in Lausanne and the associate artist at CCN2-Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble (2023-2024).