Lucinda Child, the ‘queen of minimal dance’, will be celebrating her 80th birthday in June 2020. So that’s a great opportunity for Introdans to turn the spotlight on her exceptional work in the tribute programme ICOON (ICON). There is a special bond between Childs and Introdans: Introdans is the only Dutch company allowed to perform her work.
Her movement language is absolutely unique: in an abstract, almost mathematical fashion the American choreographer uses relatively simple ballet and athletic movements to create hugely complex masterpieces. For example Kilar, the first work that Lucinda Childs made specially for Introdans, in 2013. This choreography features an ingenious interaction with the Piano Concerto by (film) composer Wojciech Kilar. Or Canto Ostinato, which proved a major hit at its premiere in 2015. The choreography displays an apparent simplicity: simple walking steps, low jumps, tight formations. But appearances are deceptive. The constantly shifting patterns, directions and rhythms reveal brilliant inventiveness and demand the utmost from the dancers.
The program will be completed with Concerto, “Purifyingly beautiful (NRC)” Chairman Dances and Petricor, Childs latest creation insprired by music from Ludovico Einaudi
Lucinda Childs Kilar, Canto Ostinato, Concerto, Chairman Dances, Petricor
Pieter Henket & Hans Gerritsen