Ruth Childs

Camping Workshop

19 > 23.06.23

CN D Pantin

British-American dancer and choreographer Ruth Childs grew up in the United States where she studied dance and music. In 2003 she moved to Geneva to finish her dance training with the Ballet Junior de Genève. Following this, she started working with many choreographers and directors including La Ribot, Gilles Jobin, Marco Berrettini and Yasmine Hugonnet. Since 2015, she has also been working on a re-creation and revival project of the early works of her the aunt, the American choreographer Lucinda Childs. In 2014 she founded her company Scarlett’s to develop her own work through dance, performance, and music. Scarlett’s favours intimate and collaborative artistic processes, cultivating intuition and the indefinable. Her first stage piece in collaboration with Stéphane Vecchione, The Goldfish and the Inner Tube, premiered in April 2018. She then created two solos: fantasia, in 2019 and Blast! in 2022. Ruth is currently one of the artists in residence at Arsenic in Lausanne and the associate artist at CCN2-Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble (2023-2024.)

Ruth Childs shares her tools as a performer and a writer, two points of view essential to the creative process. How do we approach
the performing body through shape (from the outside), but also by incarnation and feeling (from the inside)? How do we strike a balance between formal and emotive dance experiences? How can abstract dance become expressive and vice versa? How do we reflect musicality aside from simply dancing to music? Drawing on her current work and on-the-spot creation, she offers spontaneous, fun and rhythmic ways of performing solo or as a group.