Lucinda Childs has been creating dances for almost sixty years. Her dances are, at once, lucid and mysterious – mathematically precise and unaccountable; conceptually pristine and hypnotic; spatially rigorous and transcendent. In creating works of such striking imagination, Childs has come to be regarded as one of the most original artists of our time. Suzanne Carbonneau spoke on behalf of ICONS with Childs about her career and her recent work.
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