• Sunday, 17 June, 2018 - 15:00Monday, 18 June, 2018 - 14:45

Particular Reel 12 mn
Calico Mingling  10 mn
Reclining Rondo  17 mn
Katema 12 mn


Duration: 1 hr

Particular Reel, Calico Mingling, Reclining Rondo and Katema

(Recreation by Ruth Childs of pieces from the 1970s by Lucinda Childs)

© Mehdi Benkler

In 2015 choreographer Lucinda Childs passed on three of her emblematic solos of the 1960s to Ruth Childs. This first artistic encounter led to the recreation of Pastime (1963), Carnation (1964) and Museum Piece (1965).


Two years after this first successful collaboration, Ruth Childs continues to bring to life the dances of her aunt through a second set of performances created in the 1970s: Particular Reel (1973), Calico Mingling (1973), Reclining Rondo (1975) and Katema (1978). In it we see three founding elements emerge of the creative method of the pioneer of postmodern dance: the use of a score, a trajectory in a space, and a rhythm imposed without music. This new programme concentrates on the aesthetic transition of the choreographer before the creation of her now famous show Dance in 1979.


Particular Reel and Katema

  • Choreographer: Lucinda Childs
  • Dancer: Ruth Childs
  • Assistant: Ty Boomershine
  • Lighting designer: Pierre Montessuit
  • Costume designer: Séverine Besson


Calico Mingling et Reclining Rondo


  • Choreographer: Lucinda Childs
  • Dancers:  Ruth Childs, Anne Delahaye, Anja Schmidt, Pauline Wassermann, Stéphanie Bayle
  • Assistant:  Ty Boomershine
  • Lighting designer:  Pierre Montessuit
  • Costume designer:  Séverine Besson


Producer :

Compagnie SCARLETT’S / Production déléguée : Tutu ProductionCoproduction : La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, L’Arsenic – Lausanne


Support :

Ville de Genève, Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture, Fondation Suisse des Artistes Interprètes, Fonds Mécénat SIG, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Fondation Nestlé pour l’art, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Pour-cent culturel Migros, Loterie Romande (ongoing).