Available Light, a “work of blazing formal beauty” (New York Times) created through a historic collaboration between three iconic artists, returns “brighter than ever” (Los Angeles Times). Not seen in New York since 1983, the work offers prismatic views of the intersection between dance, music, and architecture. Renowned postmodern choreographer Lucinda Childs arranges and rearranges her dancers in the three-dimensional space of Frank Gehry’s stark, split-level set, creating kaleidoscopic textures that echo the restless phase shifts, ambient washes, and fractured fanfares of John Adams’s work for synthesizer and recorded brass, Light Over Water.

“An absorbingly hypnotic experience.”
– Guardian (U.K.)
“A pioneering force in modern dance.”
– New York Times on Lucinda Childs
Available Light is a revelation...an act of magical transformation.”
– Los Angeles Times


10 Columbus Cir


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Available Light

Lucinda Childs Dance Company (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)
John Adams, music
Lucinda Childs, choreography
Frank Gehry, stage design

Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Pre-performance talk with Lucinda Childs and Martin Wechsler on Friday, July 13 at 6:15 pm in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio
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Lucinda Childs Dance Company (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)

John Adams, music

Lucinda Childs, choreography

Frank Gehry, stage design

Beverly Emmons and John Torres, lighting design

Kasia Walicka Maimone, costume design

Mark Grey, sound design


Performance length: 55 minutes, no intermission

If purchasing tickets in person: Tickets will be available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office (Broadway at 60th Street, Ground Floor) two weeks prior to the performance. You may purchase tickets now at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices (Broadway at 65th Street).

Performance Details

The revival of Available Light was commissioned by the Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley; Festspielhaus St. Pölten; FringeArts, Philadelphia with the support of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center and The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association; International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Hamburg; Onassis Cultural Centre—Athens; Tanz Im August, Berlin; and Théâtre de la Ville—Paris and Festival d’Automne à Paris.


Available Light was developed at MASS MoCa (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art).


Produced by Pomegranate Arts


The 2018 Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of Available Light is made possible in part by the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust.


Endowment support for the Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of Available Light is provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.