©Marie Magnin
©Marie Magnin

Ruth Childs (CH/US/UK)



  • 55’
  • F Hearing-impaired spectators welcome
  • G Hearing loops
  • C Young audience welcome (8+)
  • A Little or no text
  • B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility

Chorégraphie, performance: Ruth Childs. Création sonore: Stéphane Vecchione. Direction technique et création lumière: Joana Oliveira. Regard chorégraphique extérieur: Maud Blandel. Regard extérieur: Nadia Lauro. Costumes: Cécile Delanoë. Production: Scarlett’s. Production déléguée, administration, diffusion: Tutu Production – Lise Leclerc. Coproduction: Association pour la danse contemporaine, Genève, Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne, Atelier de Paris/CDCN Paris. Soutiens: Pro Helvetia – Fondation Suisse pour la culture, Loterie Romande, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes SIS, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Fonds des programmateurs de Reso – Réseau Danse Suisse, Tanzhaus Zürich, The Floor NYC. Soutien à a tournée: Canton de Genève, Corodis. Remerciements: Théâtre Sévelin Lausanne, Servette Music.

From the music that she listened to while growing up in the world of American modern art, Ruth Childs has retained the instinctive intuitions of movement that take over her when she listens to their themes. Especially the great themes, those of the symphonic orchestras she would frequent with her father in New York: Beethoven of course, Tchaikovsky and his Nutcracker, the Slavic dances of Dvořák… Hearing even a glimmer of their notes awakens the imagination of her body, far from the illustrative movements which the collective unconscious links to these famous tunes. Working from these instinctive choreographic vocabularies, unexplained impulses and residual memories, she composes a dance: her first solo, fantasia.