Michael Clark: ‘Cosmic Dancer’

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I Am Curious, Orange, 1988
Photograph: Michael Clark & Company with The Fall

Time Out says

If anyone really has managed to dance themselves right out the womb, it’s probably Michael Clark. The maverick dancer and choreographer abandoned his first job with Ballet Rambert for the punk fashions and club culture of 1980s London, and this show is a comprehensive sweep through his career which he spent mashing up post-punk with classical ballet. See Clark’s original style through film, photography, paintings and sculptures, alongside his legendary collaborations with cult icons like Leigh Bowery, Sarah Lucas, The Fall and Wolfgang Tillmans. This is the first major exhibition to place Clark within the wider cultural context of his time, plus his anti-establishment angst will look even more glorious against the Barbican’s brutalist backdrop.

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