Lucinda Childs: DANCE
Barbican Centre, 18th-22nd October, Tel: 020 7638 8891
Lucinda Childs established herself as a dancer and choreographer in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. Her minimalist approach distills mundane gestures—walking, turning, waving—into trance-like patterns of repeated movement with infinitesimal alterations of rhythm. The dance equivalent of composer Steve Reich, Childs has been enormously influential on successive generations of abstract choreographers.