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Childs, Lucinda

Works: 277 works in 367 publications in 6 languages and 1,676 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  Filmed operas  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Televised operas  Music videos  Television adaptations  History  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Choreographer, Dancer, Interviewee, Actor, Librettist, Narrator, Director, Author, Depicted, Contributor
Classifications: M1500.A2, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lucinda Childs
Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts by John Adams( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Robert Oppenheimer began an experiment that formed a threat to the whole of humanity, and whose scientific results still do today. The question of the moral implications of the atomic bomb is raised in Adams opera
Einstein on the beach : the changing image of opera( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through performance and rehearsal footage, and through interviews with composer Philip Glass and designer/director Robert Wilson, this film examines the opera Einstein on the Beach
Einstein on the beach by Philip Glass( Recording )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making dances : seven post-modern choreographers by Michael Blackwood( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews, rehersal, and performance sequences with seven contemporary choreographers: Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, Douglas Dunn, Kenneth King, Meredith Monk, Sara Rudner
Making dances : seven postmodern choreographers : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the work of seven New York-based post-modern choreographers: Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, Douglas Dunn, Kenneth King, Meredith Monk, and Sara Rudner. In interviews interspersed with rehearsals and performance excerpts, the dancer-choreographers discuss the nature of dance and the evolution of their own work
Einstein on the beach by Philip Glass( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Robert Wilson and Philip Glass shot during the performance run of Einstein on the beach at Théâtre royal de la monnaie. Recording includes color excerpts from Einstein on the beach
Adam's passion : the world premiere by Arvo Pärt( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour la première fois, le compositeur Arvo Pärt et le metteur en scène Robert Wilson, deux créateurs influents depuis des décennies, collaborent sur un projet commun : Adam's Passion. Ou l'histoire d'Adam et du Paradis perdu mise en scène dans une ancienne usine fabriquant des sous-marins à l'époque de l'URSS à Tallinn, en Estonie. Robert Wilson a intégré les caractéristiques particulières du site dans son dispositif. Une grande scène et une immense passerelle y ont été construites pour les besoins du spectacle. Celui-ci a pour fil directeur trois œuvres centrales d'Arvo Pärt : Adam's lament, Miserere et Tabula rasa. En outre, Pärt a composé une nouvelle pièce pour l'occasion, Sequentia, qui sert de prélude à la mise en scène d'Adam's Passion. Cette production à couper le souffle, dont la première mondiale a eu lieu le 12 mai dans la capitale estonienne, a été encensée par l'ensemble de la presse internationale. L'Orchestre de chambre de Tallinn, le Chœur de chambre philharmonique estonien et les solistes étaient dirigés par le chef d'orchestre Tõnu Kaljuste, qui a déjà officié sur bon nombre d'œuvres de Pärt
Making dances : seven post-modern choreographers : Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, Douglas Dunn, Kenneth King, Meredith Monk, Sara Rudner( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the work of seven New York choreographers, each attached to the post-modern school of dance, a free-form style that developed in the 60's. Each artist is examined individually and includes interviews with the choreographers as well as footage of their choreography in rehearsal and peerformance
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome's biblical story inspired Oscar Wilde a tragedy and Richard Strauss an opera. David McVicar staged this opera of extravagant intensity in the Covent Garden's Royal Opera House in june 2012. Salome gave Richard Strauss the reputation of a first-rank opera composer; Gustav Mahler called it "one of the most important works of our day". The staging's opening tableau introduces a world of debauchery. While the Tetrach and his guests savour a banquet on the upper floor, servants, guards and prostitutes wait to be summoned in a filthy kitchen downstairs. The vile atmosphere is reinforced by Es Devlin's Art-Deco-inspired designs. Salome, interpreted by Nadja Michael, is innocence, sensuality and violence. Strauss famously said the role was "written for a 16-year-old with the voice of an Isolde". David McVicar narrates the story: The palace of Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Judea. It is night. In the banqueting hall, Herod and his second wife Herodias entertain guests from Rome, Egypt and Jerusalem. Outside, Narraboth, the captain of the King's Guard, stares longingly in at Salome, Herod's stepdaughter. Herodias's Page, himself obsessed with Narraboth, tries to distract him, fearing that his infatuation can only bring misfortune. From the depths of an old cistern where he has been imprisoned, the voice of Jokanaan (John the Baptist) is heard by the soldiers who guard him. To them, his prophesies are incomprehensible and they warn a curious Cappadocian servant that it is forbidden for anyone to see him. Salome suddenly appears. Unable to endure the lascivious gaze of her stepfather any longer, she has fled the banquet, longing to bask in the pure rays of the moonshine. Jokanaan's voice echoes from the cistern, cursing her mother. Salome is intrigued and demands to see him, refusing Herod's order to return to the table. The soldiers refuse but Salome uses her power over the besotted Narraboth and he orders the prophet to be brought out before her. Jokanaan is dragged out of his prison and rails against the marriage of Herod and Herodias, an incestuous match made possible by the murder of Herod's brother Philip, Herodias's former husband. Salome is appalled but fascinated. Despite the frantic pleas of Narraboth, she conceives a passion for the prophet that quickly turns to an obsession. In turn, she longs to touch his body, run her fingers through his hair and finally, to kiss his mouth. The distraught Narraboth, utterly rejected, drives a dagger into his heart. Salome does not even notice, so intense is her desire to kiss the prophet. Jokanaan repulses her in disgust and commands her to seek the forgiveness of the Son of Man. Uncomprehending, Salome tries again to kiss him and he curses her before the soldiers throw him back into the cistern. Herod now comes in pursuit of Salome, wife and guests in tow. He slips in Narraboth's blood; an ill omen that drives the paranoid Tetrarch to distraction. He denies Herodias's demands to return to the banqueting hall and orders the servants to bring food and wine. He tries to persuade Salome to join him, even offering her own mother's throne beside him, but she refuses. Jokanaan is heard again, railing against Herodias who furiously asks why Herod will not turn him over to the Temple Authorities in Jerusalem. The superstitious Herod, though himself not a Jew, prefers to keep him in captivity; he has heard rumors that this man may be the prophet Elias, returned to Earth. The Jews from Jerusalem are appalled by this suggestion and a noisy theological debate erupts between them, interrupted by Jokanaan's voice proclaiming the coming of the 'Savior'. Two guests from Nazareth interpret this to Herod. The Messiah, they say – to the amused disbelief of Herodias – has come and already is working miracles in the land, turning water to wine and raising the dead. Herod stops his ears to the prophet. He asks Salome to dance for him. Once again she declines, but he is determined and promises her whatever she desires as a reward. Salome makes him swear before the assembled guests, and despite the angry protestations of her mother, agrees. She dances before Herod. An enraptured Herod asks her to name her price. She demands to be given, on a silver dish, the head of Jokanaan. Horrified, Herod refuses, but Salome, to the delight of her mother, is adamant. In mounting panic, Herod offers Salome jewels and power, half of his kingdom, even the Veil of the Sanctuary of the Temple of Jerusalem itself. She denies him. Herod finally agrees and the Executioner, Naaman, is given the death-ring by Herodias herself. He descends into Jokanaan's prison as Salome, frantic with impatience, listens above. Hearing something fall to the ground below, she fears the Executioner's nerve has failed him and cries for help from the terrified Page and the soldiers. But she is wrong; the bloody head of Jokanaan is duly brought to her. Seizing it, she triumphantly sings to it. Jokanaan can no longer deny her the kiss she sought. As Herod climbs the stairs to his palace, Salome's longing is fulfilled. Herod pauses on the stairs and commands her death
Post-modern dance by Alain Duault( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artifacts at the end of a decade by Steven Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome : dramma musicale in un atto( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video 50 by Robert Wilson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With television we always have a choice ... Video 50 is structured for viewing choice. It can be broken up into very short sequences, 30 seconds each, and the individual segments can be rearranged for viewing in different orders."--About Video 50, by Robert Wilson
GLASS, P.: Songs from the Trilogy (Keene, D.R. Davies, Riesman)( )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GLASS, P.: Songs - Songs from Liquid Days( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos : an opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 16th century, with the aftermath of war between Spain and France, Don Carlo, the heir to the Spanish throne, comes to France to meet with his beloved Elizabeth de Valois. Inevitably politics divide the lovers, and while Rodrigue falls in with Flemish rebels, the Inquisition is determined to be the power behind the peace
Glass, P.: Einstein On The Beach (Glass, Philip Glass Ensemble, Riesman)( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GLASS, P.: Nonesuch Retrospective (A)( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucinda Childs by Patrick Bensard( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about Lucinda Childs, a major figure in the world of contemporary dance
Einstein on the beach by Philip Glass( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lucinda Childs Amerikaans choreografe

Lucinda Childs amerikanische Choreografin und Tänzerin

Lucinda Childs danseuse et chorégraphe

Lucinda Childs danzatrice e coreografa statunitense

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