2: Dialogue with Lucinda

Based on the performances RADIAL COURSES (1976) and INTERIOR DRAMA (1977) by Lucinda Childs / 2010

The Performance

Fascinated by the radical and deceptively simple minimalism of Lucinda Childs’ early work, Beutler chose to remake two of her silent dance pieces, Radial Courses (1976) and Interior Drama (1977), setting the latter to a specially composed work by DJ/producer Gary Shepherd. In July 2011 Gary Shepherd also composed a new soundtrack for Radial Courses in collaboration with Aleksandar Grujic and Robbert van Hulzen.

The underlying choreographic scores are captivating and indecipherably complex. Radial Courses is based on three movement sequences in a constantly shifting, circulatory composition. In Interior Drama five dancers conform to an apparently perfect system, moving in repetitive and hallucinatory patterns. Childs describes her own work as an ‘intense experience of intense looking and listening’. Beutler’s reinterpretations centre on the individual dancer’s efforts and responsibilities within the group patterns, revealing parallel realities and the ritualistic qualities of both dances.

Childs often operates like a sculptor rendering her dances into objects that can be turned around, observed from many angles… each dance, for the spectator, is a process of remembering, noticing, making contrasts and comparisons, constructing patterns and making sense of their juxtapositions to other nearly identical patterns. (Sally Banes, “Lucinda Childs: Making the world Whole” In: Performance, December 1981)

credits

Concept & choreography
Nicole Beutler
Original choreography
Lucinda Childs
Music composition
Gary Shepherd (icw. Aleksander Grujic and Robbert Van Hulzen)
Lighting design
Minna Tiikkainen
Made in collaboration with:
Artistic assistance by
Ty Boomershine, Bojana Mladenovic
and the Dancers
Hillary Blake Firestone, Naiara Mendioroz Azkarate, Aimar Pérez Gali, Javier Vaquero Ollero, Marjolein Vogels
Second cast
Airen Koopmans, Inge van Huijkelom, Goran Turnsek, Ty Boomershine
Costumes
Jessica Helbach
Technique
Martin Kaffarnik
Production
Josta Obbink
Many thanks to
Hester van Hasselt, Frederic Gies, Felix Ritter, Cristiana Ruggieri

Commisioned by Cover #2 - festival with remakes of dance pioneers made by contemporary choreographers - in coproduction with NBprojects

premiere 24 March 2010
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2010
Mar24
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Premiere (NL)
Mar25
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Sep09
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Flux-S Festival Flux-S Festival, Eindhoven (NL)
Sep10
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Flux-S Festival Flux-S Festival, Eindhoven (NL)
Sep11
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Flux-S Festival Flux-S Festival, Eindhoven (NL)
Sep12
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Flux-S Festival Flux-S Festival, Eindhoven (NL)
Sep27
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Sadler's Wells Sadler's Wells, London (UK)
Sep28
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Sadler's Wells Sadler's Wells, London (UK)
Oct02
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Nederlandse Dansdagen Nederlandse Dansdagen, Maastricht (NL)
Oct13
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Festival City of Women Festival City of Women, Ljubiljana (SLO)
Nov20
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
De Lieve Vrouw De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort (NL)
Nov26
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Nov27
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
2011
Mar30
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
EMPAC EMPAC, New York (VS)
Apr01
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
EMPAC EMPAC, New York (VS)
Apr07
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Palais Paradiso Palais Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)
May04
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Theater Kikker Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
May22
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Festival De Otoño en Primavera Festival De Otoño en Primavera, Madrid (ES)
May23
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Festival De Otoño en Primavera Festival De Otoño en Primavera, Madrid (ES)
May24
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Festival De Otoño en Primavera Festival De Otoño en Primavera, Madrid (ES)
May26
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
KC nOna KC nOna, Mechelen (BE)
Jul01
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Julidans Julidans, Amsterdam (NL)
Jul08
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Paradiso Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)
Jul09
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Paradiso Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)
Aug21
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Tanz im August Tanz im August, Berlijn (DE)
Aug22
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Tanz im August Tanz im August, Berlijn (DE)
Aug27
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Uitmarkt Uitmarkt, Amsterdam (NL)
Sep02
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Mousonturm Mousonturm, Frankfurt (DE)
Sep03
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Mousonturm Mousonturm, Frankfurt (DE)
Oct31
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)
Nov10
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
LAKTheater LAKTheater, Leiden (NL)
Nov25
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Korzo Korzo, Den Haag (NL)
2012
Feb04
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
De NWE Vorst De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (NL)
Feb11
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Side Step Festival Side Step Festival, Helsinki (FI)
Feb12
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Side Step Festival Side Step Festival, Helsinki (FI)
Feb25
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
De Beursschouwburg De Beursschouwburg, Brussel (BE)
Jun03
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Theater Kikker Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
Jun15
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Tanec Praha Tanec Praha, Praag (CZ)
Aug27
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Les Brigittines Les Brigittines, Brussel (BE)
Aug28
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Les Brigittines Les Brigittines, Brussel (BE)
Sep01
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Dampfzentrale Dampfzentrale , Bern (CH)
Sep02
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Dampfzentrale Dampfzentrale , Bern (CH)
Oct10
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Rotterdamse Schouwburg Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
Oct26
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Dance Festival I-Camp Dance Festival I-Camp, München (DE)
Oct27
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Dance Festival I-Camp Dance Festival I-Camp, München (DE)
Dec01
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Perform 2012 Perform 2012, Istanbul (TR)
2013
Apr10
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Theater De Veste Theater De Veste, Delft (NL)
Nov16
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Guangdong Dance Festival Guangdong Dance Festival , Guangdong (CN)
Nov17
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Guangdong Dance Festival Guangdong Dance Festival , Guangdong (CN)
Nov18
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Guangdong Dance Festival Guangdong Dance Festival , Guangdong (CN)
2014
Oct16
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Schaubühne am Lindenfels Schaubühne am Lindenfels, Leipzig (DE)
Dec12
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Theater Kikker Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
NBcollection
Dec13
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Theater Kikker Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
NBcollection
2015
Jan24
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Mercat De Les Flors Mercat De Les Flors, Barcelona (ES)
Jan25
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Mercat De Les Flors Mercat De Les Flors, Barcelona (ES)
Apr23
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
May16
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
STUK STUK, Leuven (BE)
2016
Sep29
2: Dialogue with Lucinda
CC Maasmechelen CC Maasmechelen, Maasmechelen (BE)

reviews

The dancers hop across the stage, seemingly not bothered by- or anaware of- the strict regime which their lightness is subject of.
(Bregtje Schudel, Het Parool, 29/11/2010)

Beutler -one of the more interesting new dance makers in the Netherlands- exposes choreographic processes: the dancers’ sense of themselves and the way the audience looks upon them. And this is the conceptual message that lies at the heart of her dance. Beutler’s cover is a veritable feast of physical suspense.
(Sander Hiskemuller, Trouw, 29/3/2010)

As the sweat begins to run, the dizzying impression is a combination of a child’s playground game and an army squad drilling on a parade ground in hell.
(Neil Norman, The Stage, 30/10/2010)

Nicole Beutler adapts two choreographies by Lucinda Childs, creating a highly engaging work ****
(Mirjam van der Linden, 26/3/2010, Volkskrant)