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Pastime, Carnation, Museum Piece


Creation 2016

Choreograpy: Lucinda Childs
Dance: Ruth Childs
Light design: Eric Wurtz
Production: Scarlett’s
Coproduction: ADC – Genève
Support: La Ville de Genève, le Canton de Genève, Stanley Johnson, la Loterie Romande, la Corodis, la Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, la Fondation Vuitton et Pro Helvetia
Photos: Gregory Batardon

Creation file

Lucinda Childs is one of post-modern dance’s pre-eminent icons, and a founding member of the Judson Dance Theater. She also happens to be my aunt. We decided to work on a revival project of three solos that she choreographed and performed herself in the 1960’s at the Judson Dance Theater in New York: PastimeCarnation and Museum Piece.

We revived these three solos to be as close as possible to the original versions, knowing that there are no film archives of her solos during the Judson period. Lucinda gave me very exact choreographic indications. She shared anecdotes and archives from that period. She then left me with room to explore my own way to perform these 3 solos.

With the exception of Carnation, these solos are quite unknown and have never been presented outside of the USA. This work of revival, handing-down and re-creation is essential because it allows a new generation of audiences to discover these historic pieces.

Past Shows
  • 04–05.03.2023
    Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Spain
  • 09–09.08.2021
    Impulstanz, Vienna
  • 28–30.07.2020
    ImPulsTanz, Vienna (cancelled)
  • 22.07.2020
    Bolzano Danza, Italy (cancelled)
  • 23.02.2019
    Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
  • 02.02.2019
    MAMAC, Nice, France
  • 25.11.2018
    CoFestival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 19.04.2018
    BIPOD, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 16.12.2017
    AIEP, Milan, Italy
  • 11.10.2017
    Charleroi Danse, Brussels, Belgium
  • 29.09.2017
    Cialo/Umysl, Warsaw, Poland
  • 07.08.2017
    Tanzwerkstatt Europa, Munich, Germany
  • 29.06–01.07.2017
    Dance the Yard, Chilmark, USA
  • 25.06.2017
    Extension Sauvage, Combourg, France
  • 16.06.2017
    CCNT, Tours, France
  • 07.05.2017
    MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland (Museum Piece)
  • 01–03.02.2017
    Swiss Dance Days, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 24.11.2016
    Tiw, Winterthur, Switzerland (Carnation)
  • 27–30.09.2016
    CND/ Festival d’Automne, Paris, France
  • 28–29.04.2016
    MOD, Marseille, France
  • 04–07.02.2016
    ADC, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 04.11.2015
    Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France (Avant-première)