Lucinda Childs made her debut in the 1960s with the New York avant-garde group of the Judson Dance Theater. There she met the great names of the experimental scene and was interested in the artistic approaches of Marcel Duchamp, Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Morris. In 1976, she participated, as a performer and choreographer, in Robert Wilson’s revolutionary opera Einstein on the Beach. In 1979, she created Dance, to which Philip Glass (music) and Sol LeWitt (scenography) contributed, a minimalist manifesto that would mark the history of dance.
Dancer, choreographer, actress, opera director, Lucinda Childs has been creating a choreographic work for 50 years based on an aesthetic of repetition and rigorous musicality. Deploying an art of lines and trajectories common to dancers and spectators, she makes dance a unique experience of perception.