Galerie Krone, Das Tanzfest, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Jardin ERACOM, Das Tanzfest, Lausanne, Switzerland
La Becque, La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
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.)
Scarlett’s/Ruth Childs benefits from a joint support contract from the City of Geneva/Canton of Geneva/Pro Helvetia (2024-2026).
09.01.2024 NEW things happening this year. Fun Times with the fabulous Bryan Campbell, Karine Dahouindji, Cosima Grand, Ha Kyoon Larcher, Stéphane Vecchione and Joana Oliveira is en route for October 2024.
FIRST SHOWS and WORKSHOPS of the year: Blast! at the Pole-sud in Strasbourg 19.01 and fantasia at the Theatre de la Ville in Paris 31.01-4.02. Workshops at the Atelier de Paris 5-9 February and at the CCN2 in Grenoble 9-10 March. See you soon!
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