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Lucinda Childs - Friday, April 21st, and Saturday, April 22nd, 2011

Lucinda Childs Dance

Thursday, April 21, 8:00 pm Friday, April 22, 8:00 pm Ina and Jack Kay Theatre

Dancer and choreographer Lucinda Childs performs her seminal 1979 work entitled Dance, reinvigorated for the twenty-first century stage. Live dancers are overlaid by — and seemingly mingle with — ghost-like, larger-than-life projected images of the fully restored Sol LeWitt film work. Set to music by Philip Glass, Dance evokes the power and pleasure of movement, then and now. Explore the choreography of Lucinda Childs through writings, film, and recordings of the music by Philip Glass that inspired Childs to create some of her most memorable dances:

   Streaming video: Choreographed by Lucinda Childs, John Adams's 2005 opera Dr. Atomic focuses on the events surrounding the first tests of the atomic bomb. Watch a 2007 performance of this work by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus directed by librettist Peter Sellars on Naxos Video Library

  Books: Dance critics and choreographers (including Childs herself) reflect on the development of alternative theater and modern dance

  Film: In addition to modern dance, Childs has embraced the opportunity to choreograph opera. Explore her collaborations with director Peter Sellars and composers John Adams and Philip Glass, as well as her work on Richard Strauss's classic opera Salome

  Recordings: Lucinda Childs and Philip Glass have collaborated on multiple works, including 1979's Dance - explore the music of Glass on these recordings held by MSPAL