An older white woman with short brown hair stands with her hands behind her back in front of a black background. She wears a white blouse with the collar turned up and looks seriously and determinedly into the camera.
© Cameron Wittig
An older white woman with short brown hair stands with her hands behind her back in front of a black background. She wears a white blouse with the collar turned up and looks seriously and determinedly into the camera.
© Cameron Wittig

Lucinda Childs

Four New Works

Lucinda Childs returns to Hamburg to present four world premieres with her company, collaborating with visual artist Anri Sala and composers Philip Glass and Hildur Guðnadóttir.

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Lucinda Childs (*1940), one of the most influential choreographers in recent dance history, opens the Summer Festival with an evening of four new pieces. These are the first works she has developed in almost a decade with her Lucinda Childs Dance Company. Created as artistic collaborations with three outstanding artists from visual arts and music, these new works feature contributions by minimal music pioneer Philip Glass, Oscar-winning avant-garde composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, and visual artist Anri Sala. Following the success of the Summer Festival co-production AVAILABLE LIGHT in 2015, this world premiere will feature Lucinda Childs herself on stage and subsequently tour the globe. In addition, video works by Lucinda Childs and Anri Sala will be on display in the exhibition UNTRANQUIL NOW at Hamburger Kunsthalle. Additionally, video installations by Anri Sala will be on display at the Kunsthalle and in the Vorhalle at Kampnagel.

Program:

  • ACTUS: Duet, set to the cantata "Actus Tragicus" (BWV 106) by Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • GERANIUM '64: Solo performance featuring Lucinda Childs, based on GERANIUM (1965) and set to Anri Sala's video piece "Day Still Night Again" (2022).
  • DISTANT FIGURE: Ensemble piece with music by Philip Glass, featuring Anton Batagov live on piano.
  • TIMELINE: Ensemble piece with music by Hildur Guðnadóttir.

Choreography Lucinda Childs Dance Lucinda Childs Dance Company: Lucinda Childs, Katie Dorn, Kyle Gerry, Robert Mark Burke, Sharon Milanese, Matt Pardo, Caitlin Scranton, Kellye Smith Composition Johann Sebastian Bach, Philip Glass, Hildur Guðnadóttir Video Anri Sala Costumes Nile Baker Light Design Sérgio Pessanha Piano Anton Batagov

Production Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel, The Blanket, Lucinda Childs Dance Company.

Co-Produktion Berliner Festspiele, Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse Paris, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève

Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). Funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media). Support Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, James Madison University, UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance.