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Clark is renowned for reflecting the interests and obsessions of his generation through a blend of provocative music, striking design and startlingly implosive energetic movement. This full-length piece features four extraordinary dancers. Michael Clark Company (UK) website.

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Archive listings for Michael Clark Company (UK)

Work type: Dance or ballet.

To A Simple, Rock 'n' Roll... song - T0989589898

At first, a reflection on Erik Satie and his influence on Clark's mentors past and present - the dance meticulous and coolly refined. Next, commanding choreography pulsating with a propulsive force to the punk rock of Patti Smith's landmark album, Horses. Then, an iridescent tribute to David Bowie that is intricate and sublime, the mood moving from elegiac to joyously rebellious. Enjoying its premiere here in 2016, the Olivier Award-nominated to a simple, rock 'n' roll . . . song. comprises a triple bill of gorgeously arresting choreography by Barbican Artistic Associate Clark. Performances by a company of fearless and otherworldly dancers are complemented by Charles Atlas's scintillating lighting design, which features a stage adaptation of his multi-channel video installation Painting by Numbers.Choreographer Michael Clark. Lighting Charles Atlas. Costume Stevie Stewart. Costume Michael Clark.
6 Mar 19Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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2 Oct 18Storyhouse, Chester :: V1196088186
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24 Apr 18Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
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18 Oct 17 to 28 Oct 17Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
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New Work 2016 - T0137499705

Awarded an honour by the Queen for 'services to dance' in 2014, Michael Clark staggered somewhat bemused out of Buckingham Palace into an extended period of introspection. This autumn, come see the fruits of a slow rebuilding of his company, the evolution of his own dance technique, and his return to our stage as he embarks on his second decade as a Barbican Artistic Associate. Winning rave reviews for his technical rigour, experimentation, intense and fine-tuned choreography, Clark remains an innovator and defining cultural figure. He often collaborates with artists, designers, writers and musicians, introducing dance to new audiences in unorthodox settings. Michael Clark Company was the opening act of the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2015 and last performed here two years earlier with the tantalising triple bill, animal / vegetable / mineral.
6 Oct 16 to 15 Oct 16Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
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T01834268688

Michael Clark Company returns with a new work set to a soundtrack by Pulp, Relaxed Muscle and Scritti Politti, amongst others.Lighting Charles Atlas. Costume Stevie Stewart.
24 May 14Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
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All Three At Once - T1427398369

Running time: approx 2hrs inclu. intervalsChoreographer Michael Clark. Lighting Charles Atlas. Costume Stevie Stewart. Costume Michael Clark.
21 Nov 13 to 30 Nov 13Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
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Double Bill - T055967784

This autumn Michael Clark Company present a double bill of new work choreographed to specially commissioned music, continuing Clark's history of close collaboration with contemporary artists, designers and musicians. 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.Choreographer Michael Clark. Lighting Charles Atlas. Costume Stevie Stewart. Costume Michael Clark. Music Scritti Politti. Music Relaxed Muscle. Performer Harry Alexander. Performer Kate Coyne. Performer Julie Cunningham. Performer Melissa Hetherington. Performer Jonathan Ollivier. Performer Oxana Panchenko. Performer Benjamin Warbis. Performer Simon Williams.
17 Oct 12 to 27 Oct 12Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
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4 Oct 12 to 6 Oct 12The Tramway, Glasgow :: V621
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Come Been and Gone - T478704650

A critically acclaimed production, made primarily to the music of David Bowie. It also embraces the work of key collaborators Lou Reed and Brian Eno, and touches on some of his influences including the Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk amongst others. Michael Clark chose to become a choreographer believing that actions speak louder than words. He creates work which combines his classical integrity with a more complex, contemporary sensibility embracing virtue and vice, abandon and control, grace and embarrassment. He is renowned for his legendary ollaborations with bands, fashion designers and visual artists including Wire, BodyMap, Leigh Bowery, Trojan and Sarah Lucas. Please be aware that this performance includes a brief moment of nudity and backdrop images, some with an adult theme.
5 Jun 12His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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10 Feb 12 to 11 Feb 12Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
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Part II: New Work - T0630331989

In June, the Michael Clark Company returns to Tate Modern to present the world premiere of a new commission for the Turbine Hall. Iconic British choreographer Michael Clark will work with movement, film, light and sound to create a site-specific work. The new commission, created in response to the monumental architecture of the Turbine Hall, will follow on from the company's residence last year. This unique event provided an extraordinary opportunity for Tate Modern visitors to witness the artistic process behind Clark’s choreography. Having used the first part of the project as an opportunity to explore and experiment, the company will now embed this research into a new piece. Clark will work with long-standing collaborators Charles Atlas and Stevie Stewart. Building on last year’s success, the company will once again invite members of the public to take part in a series of weekly workshops. This unique opportunity will allow non-professional dancers to become a part of the artistic creation and contribute to the final performances. Running time: approx. 90mins
8 Jun 11 to 12 Jun 11Tate Modern, Inner London :: V0639819942
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come been and gone - T95258313

Michael Clark Company returns to Tramway with the latest instalment of his critically acclaimed production made primarily to the music of David Bowie. come, been and gone also embraces the work of key collaborators - Lou Reed and Brian Eno - and touches on some of his influences - Kraftwerk amongst others. Since its Scottish Premier, come, been and gone has expanded and evolved, and the new instalment arrives in Glasgow following sold out performances in London, Venice, Melbourne and Berlin.
7 Apr 11 to 9 Apr 11The Tramway, Glasgow :: V621
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T1827049302

Widely considered as one of the most eminent and groundbreaking choreographers today, Michael Clark and his dance company transform the Turbine Hall into a space for experimentation and practice while they prepare a new work created in response to this monumental space. This unique display of live art provides an extraordinary opportunity for Tate visitors to witness the artistic process behind Clark's choreography. Michael Clark has also invited over 80 members of the public to join weekly workshops with the company in July and August. The group of untrained dancers have learnt a piece of choreography to be performed en-masse in the Turbine Hall over the August bank holiday weekend. These free public showings can be seen Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August at 21.30 and Sunday 29 and Monday 30 August at 17.30.
13 Jul 10 to 30 Aug 10Tate Modern, Inner London :: V0639819942
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Come Been and Gone - T1263341096

Michael Clark Company’s latest work evolves from Michael Clark’s admiration for the music of rock’s holy trinity, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, who worked in close proximity during the 1970s. The production includes Bowie’s iconic song "Heroes". Running time: 120mins + intervalChoreographer Michael Clark. Lighting Charles Atlas. Costume Stevie Stewart. Performer Michael Clark.
15 Jun 10Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
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3 Jun 10 to 12 Jun 10Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
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21 May 10 to 22 May 10Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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18 May 10 to 19 May 10Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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10 May 10 to 11 May 10Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
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New Work - T0859195860

Michael Clark Compa ny ’s new work evolves from Michael Clark’s admiration for the music of rock’s holy trinity, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, who worked in close proximity during the 1970s. The production includes Bowie’s iconic song 'Heroes'. 'Rock is my rock. It has been vital to me at a personal level; it has shaped me as an individual as well as an artist' Michael Clark. Hailed by the Independent on Sunday as 'British dance's true iconoclast'. Michael Clark creates work that combines his classical fluency with a twisted contemporary sensibility that embraces embarrassment, doubt, and fear, as well as grace, virtue and control. He is renowned for his legendary collaborations with bands, fashion designers and visual artists including Wire, BodyMap, Leigh Bowery, Trojan and Sarah Lucas.Choreographer Michael Clark. Lighting Charles Atlas. Performer Kate Coyne. Performer Melissa Hetherington. Performer Oxana Panchenko. Performer Clair Thomas. Performer Benjamin Warbis. Performer Simon Williams.
28 Oct 09 to 7 Nov 09Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
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Rocks Holy Trinity/Radical Revolutionary - T822491573

Rocks holy trinity - In 1988 the memorable I am curious, Orange featuring live music by indie legends The Fall wowed audiences. His creative starting point this time is that period in the late 1970s when rock's holy trinity - David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed - worked in close proximity producing some of the classic music of the time. Radical revolutionary - Inspirational, iconic and rebellious, Clark's dance worlds are radical and revolutionary, blending classicism with contemporary ideas. His company, formed 25 years ago, has changed the face of British dance, collaborating with bands, fashion designers and visual artists. With Clark's choreography and his wonderful company of dancers expect an evening of exhilarating modern dance.Choreographer Michael Clark. Lighting Charles Atlas.
28 Aug 09 to 31 Aug 09Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V602
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Mmm... Stravinsky Project Part 2 - T2111813342

[Michael Clark] is one of the most significant dancers/choreographers to have emerged in the last 20 years. Stravinsky Project is a three-year collaboration with the Barbican to produce a trilogy of works to seminal dance scores by Igor Stravinsky. Following on from O, Part 1, which premiered in Dance Umbrella 2005, Mmm...Stravinsky Project Part 2 is a brutal and highly physical affirmation of life born out of Clark’s response to The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. Mmm... will be shown for the first time since its creation in 1992 with an expanded company of 12 dancers and live performance of [Stravinsky]’s reduction for piano duet played by [Andrew West] and [Philip Moore]. Clark explores the themes of birth, life, death and renewal in a relentless and sexually charged choreography. Running time 70 minutes with no interval. Contains nudityChoreographer Michael Clark. Design Michael Clark. Design Steven Scott. Lighting Charles Atlas. Costume Leigh Bowery (original design). Costume Stevie Stewart. Costume Michael Clark.
30 Oct 08Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
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3 Apr 08 to 4 Apr 08Sherman Theatre, Cardiff :: V824
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1 Jun 07 to 2 Jun 07Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
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25 May 07 to 26 May 07Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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19 May 07Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
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27 Oct 06 to 4 Nov 06Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
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Stravinsky Project Part 3 - T1398308326

The Stravinsky Project Part 3 marks the culmination of a 3-year collaboration between choreographer Michael Clark and the Barbican to produce a trilogy of works to seminal dance scores by Igor Stravinsky. O, set to Apollo, premiered in bite05, followed by Mmm?, set to The Rite of Spring in 2006. The acclaimed Stravinsky Project concludes with Part 3, a new work to Les Noces, to be presented alongside Apollo and The Rite of Spring. All three Stravinsky scores will be performed live. Part of Great Performers 2007-2008. Part of bite07. Part of 25th landmark events. Supported by Arts Council England. Contains nudity. Running time 140 mins including 2 intervalsProducer BITE:07 (as part of Dance Umbrella). Producer Festival de Marseille. Producer Daceworks UK. Producer Seoul Performing Arts Festival. Choreographer Michael Clark. Conductor Jurjen Hempel. Company Britten Sinfonia. Company New London Chamber Choir. Performer Philip Moore (piano). Performer Andrew West (piano).
31 Oct 07 to 10 Nov 07Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
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O The Stravinsky Project Part 1 - T1065503655

Michael Clark presents a complete reworking of his 1994 work O, set to Stravinsky's Apollo and based on Balanchine's seminal work. The 2005 production of O is Clark's definitive version of Apollo with Stravinsky's score performed live. With sensitivity and respect to Balanchine's original, Clark takes ideas of fullness becoming empty, the hole becoming whole and negative space becoming positive to create a totally new framework for O.Producer BITE:05. Producer Barbican. Producer Dance Umbrella. Producer Festival de Marseille. Producer DanceWorks UK.
11 Mar 06The Tramway, Glasgow :: V621
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7 Mar 06 to 8 Mar 06The Point, Eastleigh :: V1114
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2 Mar 06 to 3 Mar 06Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457
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28 Feb 06Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
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7 Feb 06 to 8 Feb 06Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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31 Jan 06 to 1 Feb 06The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
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1 Nov 05 to 5 Nov 05Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
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Oh My Goddess - T01752253292

Oh My Goddess will surprise and delight established fans as well as those new to his work. It is a powerful and varied programme with an equally diverse soundtrack including music by [Erik Satie], PJ Harvey, CAN and The Human League. In this new work Michael links up with fashion leaders Stevie Stewart of Bodymap fame and Shelly Fox, and with his long-term collaborator and innovative film director and video artist, Charles Atlas.
1 Nov 04Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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11 May 04 to 13 May 04Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
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23 Apr 04 to 24 Apr 04The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
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12 Mar 04Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
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Cancelled - T0295067844

6 Oct 04 to 10 Oct 04Riverside Studios, Outer London :: V331
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Open Rehearsal - T1831443129

Due to injury Michael Clark will not be working on a new piece but will be remounting choreographic elements of his most recent work Oh My Goddess. Tickets are £2 available on the door only. The open rehearsal has been organised so visitors can stay for the whole session or come and go at leisure. Don’t miss this opportunity to get behind-the scenes with one of Britain’s brightest dance talents. For further information contact Laban on 020 8691 8600 or visit www.laban.org.
5 Aug 04Laban Theatre, Outer London :: V342
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Dance Umbrella/New Work - T01005337526

Clark uses music ranging from the masterful austerity of [Erik Satie] to the notoriously rhythmic complexity of the 70s Krautrock group CAN. Clark will be working with his largest group of dancers to date.
1 Oct 03 to 4 Oct 03Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
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Before and After: The Fall - T02083426954

Choreographer Michael Clark. Design Sarah Lucas. Lighting Charles Atlas.
16 Nov 01 to 17 Nov 01Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
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13 Nov 01Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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24 Oct 01 to 28 Oct 01Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
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19 Oct 01 to 20 Oct 01Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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T683888794

Current/SEE - Clark's new work combines a rigorous classical ballet training with his own ingrained physical history, itself rooted in a low centre of gravity. The tension between order and chaos is simplified through a constantly shifting point of balance.Company Almeida Theatre. Design Hussein Chalayan. Lighting Charles Atlas. Music Susan Stranger. Performer Simon Pearson (music). Performer Kate Coyne.
19 May 00 to 20 May 00The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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12 May 00The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
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T1006065481

Current/SEE - Clark's new work combines a rigorous classical ballet training with his own ingrained physical history, itself rooted in a low centre of gravity. The tension between order and chaos is simplified through a constantly shifting point of balance.Company Almeida Theatre. Design Hussein Chalayan. Lighting Charles Atlas. Music Susan Stranger. Performer Simon Pearson (music). Performer Kate Coyne.
20 Aug 99 to 22 Aug 99Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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20 Aug 99 to 22 Aug 99Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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T01377674439

Choreographer Michael Clark.
13 Nov 98 to 14 Nov 98Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
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26 Oct 98Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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19 Oct 98 to 20 Oct 98Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
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13 Oct 98 to 14 Oct 98Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
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3 Nov 12 to 4 Nov 12The Mac (Metropolitan Arts Centre), Belfast :: V2073141420
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23 Oct 98 to 24 Oct 98The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
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