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Michael Clark

Cosmic Dancer

Michael Clark in MMM...

The first major exhibition of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark. This exploration of Clark’s work establishes his radical presence in British cultural history.

Looking back to his meteoric rise as a young choreographer in the 1980s, the exhibition presents a comprehensive vision of Clark’s career to date. It will showcase his unique multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates a wide range of subcultural influences. Film, photography, and material from Clark’s practice will be presented alongside his legendary collaborations across visual arts, music, fashion and film.

New works include Charles Atlas revisiting the acclaimed Hail the New Puritan (1986), which featured Leigh Bowery and The Fall, as an immersive film installation, along with work by Sarah LucasWolfgang Tillmans, Cerith Wyn Evans, Peter Doig, Silke Otto-Knapp, Duncan Campbell and more.

Download the exhibition guide ahead of your visit.

This exhibition contains some works of an adult nature. Parental guidance advised, and children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Under new guidelines, we can only welcome visitors in groups that consist of no more than two households (or support bubbles) to a maximum of six people. Different household/bubbles still need to keep a safe distance, even if they’re visiting together. 

Please note that our cloakrooms are currently closed and we can't allow large bags or umbrellas into the gallery.


The exhibition has been recognised with a commendation from the Sotheby’s Prize 2019

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Your Visit

Please bring your own wired headphones

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation we are asking all guests to bring their own pair of headphones in order to watch the videos in the exhibition as safely as possible.

You will need to bring wired headphones with a 3.5mm jack. Please note that bluetooth or lightning cable headphones will not work. 

If you don't have the correct headphones or forget them, then we will have some available to purchase in the centre on the day of your visit. 


Ali Smith on Michael Clark

Author, playwright and journalist Ali Smith describes the elation of experiencing Michael Clark’s most recent work, featuring fearless dancers in a gorgeous triple bill of arresting choreography.


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