Concerto, from 1993, is a set to Henryk Górecki’s harpsichord concerto, which in turn marks the debut of the choreographer’s explorations into contemporary music, accompanied by the harpsichordist Elisabeth Chojnacka.
Source: program of the Festival d'Automne à Paris
Lucinda Childs began her career at the Judson Dance Theater in 1963 where she choreographed thirteen works and performed in works of Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, and Robert Morris. Since forming her dance company in 1973, she has created over fifty works, both solo and ensemble.
In 1976, she collaborated with Robert Wilson and Philip Glass on the opera Einstein on the Beach, as principal performer and choreographer for which she received a Village Voice Obie award. In the subsequent revival in '84 Childs choreographed the two "Field Dances" for the opera. Childs has appeared in a number of Wilson's major productions among them, Marguerite Duras' Maladie de la Mort, Wilson's I Was Sitting on my Patio This Guy Appeared I Thought I Was Hallucinating, Heiner Muller's Quartett, and Wilson and Glass' opera White Raven and Arvo Part’s Adams Lament. and collaborated with Robert Wilson and Mikhail Baryshnikov on Wilson’s new production Letter to a Man which premiered in Spoleto Italy in 2015.
She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1979 for her collaboration, Dance, with music by Philip Glass, and film décor by Sol LeWitt. In a Washington Post review of Dance, Alan M. Kriegsman wrote, "a few times, at most, in the course of a decade a work of art comes along that makes a genuine breakthrough, defining for us new modes of perception and feeling and clearly belonging as much to the future as to the present. Such a work is Dance".
Since 1981, she has choreographed over thirty works for major ballet companies which include the Paris Opera Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, and Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Company. She has also worked as choreographer and more recently both choreographer and director for sixteen opera productions including Mozart's Zaide for La Monnaie in Brussels, Stravinsky's Le Rossignol et Oedipe, Vivaldi's Farnace, and Handel's Alessandro, voted "Opera of the Year" by Mezzo-TV 2013. In 2014 she directed a new production of John Adams Dr. Atomic for the Opera du Rhin and Jean Baptiste Lully's Atys and Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice for Opera Kiel in Germany.
The Summerscape Festival at Bard College commissioned the revival of Dance in 2009, which continues to tour in the United States and Europe and is currently included in the repertory of the Lyons Opera Ballet. Available Light (1983) with music by John Adams and set by architect, Frank Gehry was revived for the 2015-16 season, and she is recently choreographed Beethoven’s Grande Fugue for the Lyons Opera Ballet, which premieres in November, 2016.
Childs received the Bessie Award for Sustained Achievement in 2001, and was elevated from the rank of Officer to Commander in France's Order of Arts and Letters in 2004, and in 2009 she received the NEA/NEFA American Masterpiece Award. In 2017, she was awarded the Venice Biennale de la Danse Golden Lion Award, and the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.
Source : Lucinda Childs’ Website
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Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc).
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
Each season, the student dancers of the Jeune (Junior) Ballet du CNSMD of Lyon explore different territories of choreographic art, working with a new generation of emerging and renowned choreographers, nourished by a hybrid practices, communities and dance styles.
From Neo-classical to House, Jumpstyle to Post-modern, DanceHall to Afrofunk, Contemporary to Performance Art…
On the cusp of their professional lives, final year students in classical and contemporary dance studies at the prestigious Higher National Conservatory of Music and Dance Lyon, join the Jeune Ballet for a bona-fide creation and dance company tour experience. Performing in France and internationally, on stage, in museums, public spaces, urban settings, forests, under the open sky… where ever dance can exist.
Source: CNSMD Lyon
More information: cnsmd-lyon.fr
Concerto (CNSMD Lyon)
Choreography : Lucinda Childs
Choreography assistance : Ruth Childs, Ty Boomershine (transmission)
Interpretation : Jeune ballet du CNSMD de Lyon
Additionnal music : Henryk Gorecki
Lights : Part Digan
Costumes : Anne Masset
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : CNSMD Lyon
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse de Lyon - Fabien Plasson, 2021
Roots of Diversity in Contemporary Dance
Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces
Dance to exist
This Parcours questions the idea that contemporary dance has multiples techniques. Different shows car reveal or give an idea about the different modes of contemporary dancer’s formations.