Ruth Childs(Scarlett’s)
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On Tour [at]

Pôle-Sud CDCN Strasbourg, France

Photo Credits: Marie Magnin

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France

Photo Credits: Marie Magnin

Programme Commun, Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland

Photo Credits: Marie Magnin

Le Gymnase CDCN, Roubaix, France

Photo Credits: Marie Magin


British-American dancer and choreographer Ruth Childs was born in 1984 in London. She grew up in the United States where she studied dance and music. In 2003 she moved to Geneva to finish her dance training with the Ballet Junior de Genève. Following this, she started working with many choreographers and directors including Foofwa d’Imobilité, La Ribot, Gilles Jobin, Massimo Furlan, Marco Berrettini and Yasmine Hugonnet. Since 2015, she is also working on a re-creation and revival project of the early works of her aunt, the American choreographer Lucinda Childs.

In 2014 she founded her company Scarlett’s to develop her own work through dance, performance, and music. Scarlett’s favors intimate and collaborative artistic processes, cultivating intuition and the indefinable. In 2016 the state of Geneva awarded her a scholarship and research residency in Berlin of 6 months to develop her own work.

Her first stage piece in collaboration with Stéphane Vecchione, The Goldfish and the Inner Tube, premiered in April 2018. She then creates fantasia, her first solo at the ADC, Geneva in October 2019. Then in 2021 she receives a scholarship from the Centre culturel suisse.Paris and La Becque (La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland) to collaborate with Cécile Bouffard on a research project called Delicate People. In 2022 she creates her second solo Blast! at the Pavillon ADC during the Bâtie festival in Geneva.

Ruth is currently one of the artists in residence at Arsenic in Lausanne and the associated artist at CCN2-Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble (2023-2024.)


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1.12.2023 WOW so lucky. What a wonderful year of touring. Cali, Bogota, Santiago de Chile. Thanks BienaldanzaCali, GAM and ProHeveltia for making this tour possible!

31.10.2023 Back from an amazing tour in Kyoto, Beijing and Shanghai. Thanks Kyoto Experiment for the beautiful series of shows (Calico Mingling etc,) Body on and On for hosting Delicate People in Beijing and Shanghai and Dance Reflections and Pro Helvetia for making this tour possible. Next stop fantasia in Cali! (photo: Xiaoling Xu)

Proud to announce that Blast! just received the Swiss Dance Production 2022 award. Blast! was made by a super team of lovelies: Stéphane Vecchione, Bryan Campbell, Joana Oliveira, Coco Petitpierre, Michèle Gurtner, Cécile Bouffard, Lise Leclerc and Cecilia Lubrano. Thank you for your hard work! Thank you also to all the partners and coproducers who support the company’s work! photo: Charlotte Krieger

25.06.23 What an amazing end to the 22-23 season! Thanks Extension Sauvage  for inviting Cecile Bouffard and me for Delicate People. Thanks to the 2023 CND campers for all you energy. Next stop Impulstanz with Blast!

Hey! Join me for a workshop during CAMPING, at the CND in Pantin from the 19-23 of June. Info here: