Michael Clark Company: to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song.

A triple bill of acclaimed dance Running from
Last event: Tuesday 2 October 2018 at 7.30pm
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Part of: Dance at Storyhouse, Autumn Season 2018

Michael Clark Company - Harry Alexander and Benjamin Warbis by Hugo Glendinning HG

“maverick choreographer Michael Clark pays homage to Patti Smith and David Bowie”
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See the latest work by Michael Clark, acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. Described by London’s Evening Standard as ‘an adrenaline shot that sends you away buzzing’.

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, intricate, sublime, the mood moving from elegiac to joyously rebellious.

Enjoying its world premiere at the Barbican, London in 2016, the Olivier Award nominated to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song. comprises a triple bill of gorgeously arresting choreography. 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.

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Michael Clark

Lighting Designer
Charles Atlas

Stevie Stewart, Michael Clark

Commissioned by Barbican, London

Made possible thanks to the generous support of Patrons of New Work: Shane Akeroyd,
Adam and Mariana Clayton Collection, Sadie Coles, Joe and Marie Donnelly, The Edge and
Morleigh Steinberg, Abel Halpern and Helen Chung-Halpern, Alice Rawsthorn, Mercedes
and Ian Stoutzker

Co-produced by Barbican, London, Michael Clark Company and Théâtres de la Ville de

Michael Clark Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Photograph: Michael Clark Company – Harry Alexander and Benjamin Warbis by Hugo Glendinning HG


Duration: approx. 1 hr 20 (inc. interval)

Michael Clark Company photography by Hugo Glendinning

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