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Prospect recommends: DANCE

By Neil Norman  

A revival of Lucinda Childs's DANCE plays with perspective, as dancers perform against a backdrop of enlarged, projected dancers

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.

Since the late 1970s, Childs has specialised in large-scale productions. The first of these, DANCE, receives a rare revival at the…

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