Lucinda Childs Dance Company


Tags/Genres Dance, Glass at 80

“One of the greatest achievements of the 20th century.” – The Wall Street Journal

A seminal collaboration emerging out of one of the most vibrant and fertile periods in New York’s art world, Dance is a rarely-performed signature work by one of the pillars of the Judson Dance Theater collective, Lucinda Childs. Initially reviled and now revered, this luminous, intricate and endlessly fascinating 1979 masterpiece was created with composer Philip Glass and visual artist Sol LeWitt, whose ethereal black-and-white film version of the dance hovers over the performers. Read the NYT’s article on Lucinda Childs: A Choreographer Dancing With Ghosts, and the Future.

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Performance Benefactor

This performance is sponsored by Patricia and Thruston Morton.

Student Ticket Angel Fund Benefactor

Student tickets for this performance are in honor of Wyndham Robertson.

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Program Notes Live

Overlie on Postmodern Dance: The Elegant Pedestrian

Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30PM
Gerrard Hall

Mary Overlie

Join Bessie Award-winning choreographer and dancer Mary Overlie, who will speak about the atmosphere of legendary SoHo in the 1970s.  Drawing from her extensive collaborations as part of that community, Overlie will present her thoughts on the nature and impact of research conducted in the field of dance in that era.

A pioneer in the field of postmodern dance and the originator of The Viewpoints, Mary Overlie has performed her solo and collaborative works at the Museum of Modern Art and other performance spaces and galleries in New York City, as well as in Montreal, Paris, Vienna, Arnhem and Germany. Her numerous collaborations include work with Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Barbara Dilley, Wendell Beavers, Cynthia Hedstrom, Mabou Mines, Anne Bogart and The Natural History of the American Dancer.  She is a founder of Movement Research, Danspace and the Experimental Theatre Wing at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where she taught for over thirty years.  She is the author of Standing in Space: The Six Viewpoints Theory & Practice available at

Mary Overlie’s week-long residency at UNC is supported by Carolina Performing Arts, the office of the Provost and the Departments of Communication and Dramatic Arts.