17, 18/5｜Saturday, Sunday｜8 pm
Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium
Tickets: MOP 300, 200, 100
Choreographer: Lucinda Childs
Film: Sol LeWitt
Music: Philip Glass
Lighting Designer: Beverly Emmons
Original Costumes Designer: A. Christina Giannini
Produced by Pomegranate Arts
Dance is a seminal collaboration among three twentieth century masters, with choreography by Lucinda Childs and music composed by Philip Glass, set against the modernist film by visual artist Sol LeWitt. Since its debut in 1979, Dance has been recognized as a key work of the period, and was acclaimed as a postmodern classic by the The New York Times. Revived in 2009, it has since toured extensively around the world, and was referred to by the The Wall Street Journal as “one of the greatest achievements of the twentieth century”.
A celebrated name in American modern dance, Lucinda Childs founded the Lucinda Childs Dance Company in 1973. Dance was conceived after working with Philip Glass on Einstein on the Beach, his opera with Robert Wilson created in 1976. Einstein on the Beach has also toured internationally, including a third remount that began in 2012. The opera was invited to perform at the 41st Hong Kong Arts Festival as part of the revival in 2013.
Dance is the synthesis of the unique creativity and artistic spirit among Childs, Glass and LeWitt. It is a return to fundamentals by way of the repetition and gradual evolution of the music, which builds in energy when paired with the rhythm of the dancers’ movements on film and on stage. It is the nuanced progression of the piece that gives Dance its unrivalled complexity and beauty.
Duration: approximately 1 hour, no interval
Please refer to the Festival Outreach Programme Guide
Tracing Lucinda Childs's Minimalism in the Context of American Postmodern Dance
Text by I-Wen Chang