©Marie Magnin


Ruth Childs

Her first creation The Goldfish and the Inner Tube was an explosive exploration including sound, materials and bodies. For her first solo piece, fantasia, Childs choreographic research focuses on the body and its musicality, delving into the intimate layers of her physical and emotional memories triggered by the classical music she listened to as a child. 

Stepping into an empty space, a white room, she invokes, plays, dialogues, embodies and fights with these musical recollections, using color, to punctuate and organize them, in an abstract auto portrait. Her body, shifting from projection screen, to human figure, to animal-like creature, to musical instrument, or to simple vibration, takes on, conducts, and questions the notion of what is intimate and what is collective. 

British-American dancer and choreographer, Ruth Childs moved to Geneva in 2003 to join the Ballet Junior. She then works with many choreographers including Foofwa d’Imobilité, La Ribot, Gilles Jobin, Marco Berrettini and Yasmine Hugonnet, and founds her company Scarlett’s in 2014. Since 2015, she is also working on a revival project of the early works of her aunt, Lucinda Childs. In 2018 she makes her first stage piece with Stéphane Vecchione, The Goldfish and the Inner Tube.

Choreography and Performance Ruth Childs
Technical Direction and Light Design Joana Oliveira
Sound Design and Research Stéphane Vecchione
Choreographic Eye Maud Blandel
Outside Eye Nadia Lauro
Costumes Cécile Delanoë
Delegated Production, Administration, Diffusion Tutu Production, Lise Leclerc
Partners ADC-Geneva, Arsenic - Lausanne, Atelier de Paris / CDCN
Support Pro Helvetia fondation Suisse pour la culture, Loterie Romande, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, SIS Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes ou executants, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Programmers Fund Reso, La Loterie Romande, Tanzhaus Zürich, The Floor NYC, Corodis, Canton de Genève

Thanks to Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne, Servette Music