, one of America's most important modern choreographers, began her career as choreographer and performer in 1963 as an original member of the Judson Dance Theater in New York. After forming her own dance company in 1973, she collaborated with Robert Wilson and Philip Glass on the opera Einstein on the Beach
(1976), receiving an Obie award, and has appeared since in five of Wilson's major productions.
Since 1979, Lucinda Childs has collaborated with a number of composers and designers, on a series of large-scale productions. The first of these was Dance
(1979), with music by Philip Glass and a film/decor by Sol LeWitt, which still tours in the United States and Europe and was cited by the Wall Street Journal
(2011), as "one of the greatest achievements of the 20th Century."
In this masterclass Lucinda Childs will teach an excerpt from Dance
and will demonstrate how the work is constructed with the use of choreographic and musical scores.