Ruth Childs | SCARLETT’S
British-American dancer, performer and singer born in 1984 in London and residing in Geneva. She studied classical dance and music in the USA. In 2003, she joined the Ballet Junior in Geneva where she collaborated with numerous artists using various dance methods.
photo: Georges Cabrera (copyright ADC, Genève)
Among them there were Jean-Marc Heim, Foofwa d'Imobilité, Jozsef Trefeli, Massimo Furlan, Gilles Jobin and La Ribot. In 2014, she started to develop her own artistic work under the name of SCARLETT'S, combining performance, film and music. She is also a leader of SCARLETT’S FALL music band in a duo with Stéphan Vecchione. In 2015, she “inherited” a set of solo dance choreographies from her aunt Lucinda Childs, a legendary artist of the Judson Dance Theater in New York, which she has been performing with success until today.
Lucinda Childs – (born in 1940) an American dancer and choreographer regarded as one of the representatives of the postmodernism in contemporary dance. Known for her continuous experimenting, she developed a unique style where she created complicated choreographical masterpieces by means of the simplest body movements. She began her career in 1963 in Judson Dance Theater in New York, and founded her own dance ensemble in 1973 with which she created more than 50 solo and group works. She frequently worked for theatre and opera with, among others, Robert Wilson and Philip Glass. A laureate of Bessie Award for Sustained Achievement (2001) and NEA/NEFA American Masterpiece Award. (2009). In 2016, the Centre National de la Danse in Paris organized a retrospective exhibition dedicated to Childs’ work.