Compiled by Josie Smith with Suzanne Carbonneau

Writing by Lucinda Childs

“Lucinda Childs.” Further Steps: Fifteen Choreographers on Modern Dance. Connie Kreemer, ed. New York: Harper and Row, 1987, 95–105.

“Lucinda Childs: A Portfolio.” Artforum, February 1973, 50–56.

“Notes: ’64-’74.” The Drama Review: TDR 19.1 (1975): 33–36.

“Notes on Batya Zamir.” Artforum, June 1973, 71–73.

“Notes on Judy Padow.” Dance Magazine, November 1974, 30–31.

[With Anne Livet]. “Lucinda Childs.” Contemporary Dance. Anne Livet, ed., New York: Abbeville Press, in Association with the Fort Worth Art Museum, 1978, 58–82.


Chin, Daryl. “Talking with Lucinda Childs.” Dance Scope Vol. 13 (Winter-Spring 1979), 70–81.

Dunning, Jennifer. “Mathematical Precision Marks Dancing by Childs Company.” New York Times, December 11, 1973.

———. “New Avant-Garde Dance from Lucinda Childs.” New York Times, December 18, 1981.

———. “Review/Dance; Another Side of Lucinda Childs.” New York Times, October 15, 1989.

Fanger, Iris. “Lucinda Childs and Parcours: Celebrating a Quarter Century of the Route Less Taken.” Dance Magazine, October 2000, 67–69.

———. “The New Lucinda Childs.” Dance Magazine, October 1989, 48–53.

Goldberg, Roselee. ”Performance: The Art of Notation.” Studio International 192, July/August 1976.

Houseal, Joseph. “Lucinda Childs: Counting Out the Bomb.” Ballet Review 36 no.1 (2008): 39–42.

Hughes, Allen. “Dance; a Place and Time to Find New Ways to Move.” New York Times, June 3, 2001.

Jackson, George. “’Naked in Its Native Beauty’: Some Aspects of a Startling Trend in Contemporary Dance.” Dance Magazine (1963): 32–37.

Kisselgoff, Anna. “Dance View; Cunningham’s Followers.” New York Times, April 5, 1981.

Kriegsman, Alan M. “Milestone in Motion.” Washington Post, October 31, 1981, C1.

Lippard, Lucy R., “Total Theatre?” Art International, January 20, 1967, 42.

Mazo, Joseph H. “Lucinda Childs Returns.” Dance Magazine, February 1994, 33.

McDonagh, Don. “Lucinda Childs Dance Company Presents Three New Works,” New York Times, January 25, 1976.

Rainer, Yvonne. “Some Retrospective Notes on a Dance for 10 People and 12 Mattresses Called Parts of Some Sextets, Performed at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Hartford, Connecticut, and Judson Memorial Church, New York, in March 1965.” Tulane Drama Review 10:2 [T30], 1965.

Riding, Alan. “DANCE; A Star Everywhere Else, a Stranger at Home.” New York Times, October 8, 2000.

Rockwell, John. “The Death and Life of Minimalism.” New York Times, December 21, 1986.

———. “Robert Wilson’s Five-Hour Operatic Dream; Robert Wilson.” New York Times, August 1, 1976.

Ross, Alex. “Number Nine.” New Yorker, February 13, 2012.

Sulcas, Rosalyn. “Simple Movements, Complex Patters.” New York Times, October 2, 2009.

Books and Anthologies

25th Anniversary Lucinda Childs Dance Company. New York: Lucinda Childs Dance Foundation, 2000.

Armitage, Merle. Martha Graham, the Early Years. New York: Da Capo Press, 1978.

Banes, Sally. Democracy’s Body: Judson Dance Theater, 1962–1964. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2002.

———. Greenwich Village 1963: Avant-Garde Performance and the Effervescent Body. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1993.

———. “Judson Dance Theater.” International Encyclopedia of Dance. NY: Oxford University Press, 1998, 633–5.

———. “Lucinda Childs.” International Encyclopedia of Dance. NY: Oxford University Press, 1998, 119–20.

———., ed. Reinventing Dance in the 1960s: Everything was Possible. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.

———. Terpsichore in Sneakers: Post-modern Dance. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1989.

———. Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernism. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press/ University Press of New England, 1994.

Burns, Judy. “Lucinda Childs.” Fifty Contemporary Choreographers. Martha Bremser, ed. London: Routledge, 1999, 58–61.

Glass, Philip. Music by Philip Glass. Robert T. Jones, ed. NY: Harper & Row, 1987.

Johnston, Jill. Marmalade Me. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press/University Press of New England, 1988.

Joy, Jenn, and Judy Hussie-Taylor. Danspace Project, platform 2012: Judson Now. New York: Danspace Project, 2012.

Kriegsman, Sali Ann. Modern Dance in America—The Bennington Years. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1981.

Marcotty, Fiona. “Childs, Lucinda.” International Dictionary of Modern Dance. Detroit: St. James Press, 1998, 114–8.

Morgenroth, Joyce. “Lucinda Childs.” Speaking of Dance: Twelve Contemporary Choreographers on Their Craft. New York: Routledge, 2004, 71–184.

Perron, Wendy, and Dan Cameron. Judson Dance Theater, 1962–1966. Bennington, VT: Bennington College, 1981.

Rainer, Yvonne. Feelings are Facts: A Life. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.

———. Work 1961–1973. Halifax: Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1974.

Sontag, Susan. “A Lexicon for Available Light.” Art in America (December 1983): 100–10; reprinted in Where the Stress Falls: Essays. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001, 161–177.

Film and Video

Absolute Wilson. Katharina Otto-Bernstein, dir., prod., and writ., 105 mins., New Yorker Films, 2006.

Beyond the Mainstream. Merrill Brockway, dir., Merrill Brockway and Carl Charlson, prod. 57 min. WNET/Films, 1980.

[Childs, Lucinda]. Interview with Eric Franck, 1978.

———. The Judson Project: Lucinda Childs. Interviewed by Amanda Degener. 1981. Box 80, Media ID: 094.0005. The Judson Memorial Church Archive; FalesLibrary and Special Collections, New York University. May 15, 2014.

———. Lucinda Childs, A Film. Patrick Bensard, dir., 52 mins., Lieurac Productions-ARTE, 2006.

Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera. Mark Obenhaus, dir., Chrisann Verges, prod., 58 min., WNET/13, 1986.

Making Dances: Seven Postmodern Choreographers. Michael Blackwood, dir. and prod., 89 min., Michael Blackwood Productions, 2000.

Warhol, Andy. 13 Most Beautiful Women [Lucinda Childs]. 1964.

———. Shoulder, 16mm, 4 minutes, B/W, silent, 16 fps. 1964.


Philip Glass and Lucinda Childs Discuss Dance with Philip Bither and Siri Engberg. April 7, 2011. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center.

Robert Wilson, Philip Glass and Lucinda Childs Discuss Einstein on the Beach, with Matias Tarnopolsky. October 28, 2012. Berkeley, CA: Cal Performances.

Talking Dance with Lucinda Childs, with Philip Bither. Walker Art Center. Uploaded June 9, 2011.

The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology. 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering Fonds.

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