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Michael Clark at the Barbican

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Time 10:00
Date 12/06/20
Price £18

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

Friday 12 June - Sunday 30 August.

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 Lucas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cerith Wyn Evans, Peter Doig, Silke Otto-Knapp, Duncan Campbell and more.

Michael Clark was born in Scotland in 1962. He trained at the Royal Ballet School in London before joining Ballet Rambert in 1979, working primarily with Richard Alston. The first presentation of his own choreography was in 1982 at London’s Riverside Studios, where he became resident choreographer, and in 1984 Michael Clark and Company was launched. In 2005 Clark became an Artistic Associateof the Barbican.

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