Michael Clark Company

New Work 2012

17 - 27 October 2012 / 19:45

£16 - 42

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This autumn Michael Clark Company will present a new work continuing Clark's history of close collaboration with contemporary artists, designers and musicians. A double bill, the first part is choreographed to music by Scritti Politti, and the second, to music by Relaxed Muscle, who will also be performing live, exclusively for the Company's Barbican season.

An iconic British dancer, choreographer and artist, Michael Clark first came to prominence in the early 1980s with daring work that combined his classical integrity with a more complex, contemporary sensibility.

Clark's eagerly-awaited return to the Barbican stage, as Artistic Associate, follows the company's residencies in Tate Modern's immense Turbine Hall in 2010 and 2011, and the Whitney Museum of American Art for the Whitney Biennial 2012.

'The most exhilarating new piece of contemporary dance to appear in Britain this year, by turns ravishing, outrageous, borderline certifiable, and sometimes all three at once.' Daily Telegraph ★★★★★

'It's brilliant, of course.' Evening Standard ★★★★

'The choreography is so carefully shaped, so rhythmically smooth and so in love with its music that you want to savour its execution, the way Clark's eight wonderful dancers do. Cocker is such an intensely theatrical and charismatic singer that you can't take your eyes off him.' Times ★★★★

‘A wonderful reminder of how exciting, innovative and entertaining Clark’s movement can be. The soundtrack has the pulse racing.’ Scotsman ★★★★

'The choreography is surely one of the best, most mature things Clark has made.' Financial Times

'Wild and wayward talent.' Metro

'Clark's eight dancers, many of them long-term collaborators, are beacons of technical rigour.' Independent on Sunday

Choreography by Michael Clark
Lighting design by Charles Atlas
Costumes by Stevie Stewart, Michael Clark

Running time 80 mins including interval

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This event is part of:
Theatre & Dance Sep - Dec 2012


Co-produced by the Barbican, London, Michael Clark Company, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg and Tramway, Glasgow.

Michael Clark Company is supported by Arts Council England.

Michael Clark Company is a Barbican Artistic Associate


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