Concerto

LUCINDA CHILDS

"Drawing inspiration from the concerto for harpsicord and strings by the Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, Lucinda Childs enjoys herself immensely, taking full advantage of the score’s variations in intensity, its sometimes almost baroque melodies.
The dancers are in black against a grey ground. Nine minutes of absolute rigour, a kind of mini masterpiece to record in the choreographic diaries of the 20th century (…)." Dominique Frétard, Le Monde, Nov 13, 1993


Choreography: Lucinda Childs
Assisted by: Maria de Lourdes Davila
Music: Henryk Gorecki
Costumes: Anne Masset, realised by Ateliers des Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Lighting: Pat Digan
Duration: 9 min

Premiere by Lucinda Childs Dance Company, on September 16th 1993, Lisbonne
Premiere by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, on December 25th 1998, Salle Garnier Opéra de Monte-Carlo