We Give Ourselves Away at Every Moment: An EVENT for Merce, a tributehttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/performance/merce-reflected/866/
Lucinda Childs’ company performed four excerpts of work dating from 1976–1993. The minute Caitlin Scranton and Anne Lewis stepped onstage in crisp white pants and gray tees, framed by the cityscape, it struck me how urban Childs’ work is, and has always been. Like a grid of streets and the stoplights that meter traffic, it makes order out of random chaos, and logic from the sometimes reluctant body. The excerpts diagrammed opposing forces, wedges, and circles (imitated by toddlers watching). It felt perfect there and then, and as new as it was 34 years ago.