Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie.

CANCELLATION: As part of the mobilization against the pension reform, the public opening of Latifa Laâbissi and Antonia Baehr around their next creation "Colors and Numbers" will not take place on Thursday March 23 at 7 p.m.

Focus Lucinda Childs

Interdisciplinary projects

1962, New York: a group of avant-garde artists cre­ated the Jud­son Dance Thea­ter, which was to revo­lu­tion­ize the found­a­tions of mod­ern dance. Lucin­da Childs cre­ated her first solo, Car­na­tion, in 1964, a post­mod­ern mani­festo. Archives, images, con­ver­sa­tions and excerpts from shows will be com­bined to draw the por­trait of an icon­ic cho­reo­graph­er of con­tem­por­ary Amer­ic­an dance whose cre­ativ­ity nev­er ceases to sur­prise us. Between 1962 and 1966, the Jud­son Dance Thea­ter was a place where cho­reo­graph­ers, visu­al artists and musi­cians could cre­ate in a spir­it of total free­dom. Inspired by Merce Cun­nin­gham, Lucin­da Childs cre­ated her own cho­reo­graph­ic vocab­u­lary – a pen­du­lar motion of the arms, a pros­ody of steps, changes in dir­ec­tion along the axes of a com­plex geo­met­ric­al struc­ture. She stood out in the Par­is Fes­ti­val d’Au­tomne in 1976 in the opera by Bob Wil­son and Phi­lip Glass, Ein­stein on the Beach. But she won the audience’s hearts in 1979, still dur­ing the Fes­ti­val d’Automne, with Dance, a hyp­not­ic piece com­bin­ing min­im­al­ist­ic dance, monu­ment­al videos by Sol LeWitt and music by Phi­lip Glass. Lucin­da Childs was imme­di­ately hailed by crit­ics as a major artist. Her pieces have entered the rep­er­tory of sev­er­al major European bal­let com­pan­ies in these past few years; in her NYC work­shop and in her insu­lar home facing Bos­ton, she revis­its her career in the documentary.
(Mario Fanfani)

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Lucinda Childs (2006) Doc­u­ment­ary, 52 minutes
Calico Ming­ling (1973) Doc­u­ment­ary, 10 minutes


With Café des images, Hérouville-Saint-Clair

Where and when

April 2023

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    Café des images, Hérouville-Saint-Clair 8:00 pm

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