Lucinda Childs (New York, 1940), after earning her BA degree in dance at Sarah Lawrence College and taking classes with Merce Cunningham, began her career with the Judson Dance Theater in 1963, where she choreographed thirteen works and danced in the pieces by Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, and Robert Morris. Since founding her own group in 1973, she has created over fifty works, for both solo dancers and ensembles. In 1976 she collaborated with Robert Wilson and Philip Glass on the groundbreaking work Einstein on the Beach as the principal dancer and choreographer, winning the Village Voice Obie. When this work was revived in 1984 she choreographed the two Field Dances. She has appeared in leading roles in many of Wilson’s productions, including La maladie de la Mort from Marguerite Duras, I Was Sitting on my Patio This Guy Appeared I Thought I Was Hallucinating, Quartett by Heiner Müller, Glass’s opera White Raven, Adam’s Lament by Arvo Pärt, Letter to a Man (Nijinsky) starring Mikhail Baryshnikov (Spoleto 2015).