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Lucinda Childs


Part of 2010-2011 Performing Arts Season

“Expands the contrasts between actual and virtual, life-sized and larger than life … The piece establishes a serene liveliness from the outset.” —Village Voice

More than 30 years after the controversial performance in Minneapolis, Lucinda Childs’ Dance returns as a modern classic. In this landmark collaboration among three groundbreaking artists, Childs’ minimalist accumulations, repetitions, and variations respond to a driving score by Philip Glass, with Sol LeWitt’s larger-than-life film version of the piece serving as the sole setting. Dance unfolds as a spellbinding interweaving of past and present, recorded and live, as images of the original cast—including Childs in a 20-minute solo—are projected on a translucent surface in front of the dancers onstage. This historic remounting is an opportunity to see a piece whose radical choreography, music, and film has over the decades attained a unique neoclassical grandeur.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Sol LeWitt (November 18, 2010–April 24, 2011).

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Support provided in honor of Dale Schatzlein (1948–2006) and his important work in support of dance and jazz in the Twin Cities.

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Additional support is generously provided by Engaging Dance Audiences, administered by Dance/USA with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation.