Lucinda Childs Dance
A seminal collaboration emerging out of one of the most vibrant and prolific periods in New York’s art world, DANCE is a rarely-performed signature work by one of the pillars of the Judson Dance Theater collective, choreographer Lucinda Childs. Recipient of the NEA/NEFA American Masterpiece Award, the 1979 classic was remounted by the Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College. The music for DANCE was composed by Philip Glass and, for this remounting, a new recording was made by the Philip Glass Ensemble. The decor for the work is a black and white film by Sol LeWitt, the only film ever created by this important American artist. Featuring selected passages of the choreography, in performance, the film is projected on a transparent scrim downstage of the dancers and is perfectly synchronized with the live dancers on stage.
If good design equals the sum of its parts, it’s no question that 30 years later Dance endures.