Lucinda Childs choreographs a musical, visual, and danced poem about our memories, in tribute to those who were torn from their lives.
It all started on the day of the terrorist attacks in New York, September 11, 2001. The composer David Lang, an iconic figure in American contemporary music, and acclaimed cellist Maya Beiser were working on the piece "World to Come", not far from the Twin Towers, when they collapsed. Beiser then suggested to Lang that he compose a second piece. They integrated the voices that punctuate the piece, a hymn to life. And Wendy Whelan, an iconic dancer of the New York City Ballet, embodied these souls in a sublime visual poem on the passage to the hereafter. So, who other than Lucinda Childs to make this a shared artwork, a total artwork? Together, these four key artists have created a masterpiece of refinement and depth that goes straight to the core of Lucinda Childs's art: mastery of space, clarity of gesture, precision of line.