“Lucinda Childs: A Portrait (1963-2016)”
The Lucinda Childs Dance Company
The Joyce Theater
New York, NY
November 29, 2016
by Martha Sherman
copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman
Lucinda Childs’ dance comes in waves, sometimes back and forth from the wings, sometimes forward and back from upstage to down. In “Lucinda Childs: A Portrait (1963-2016),” a retrospective sample of fifty years of her choreography, the tides of her dance are entirely recognizable in the vocabulary that she’s developed over a lifetime. The New York premiere of her most recent work “Into View” (2016) held little drama, just the latest form in her satisfying, beautiful oeuvre.
Lonnie Poupard Jr., Vincent McCloskey, Matt Pardo, and Patrick John O'Neill in “Radial Courses.” Photo © John Sisley.