Michael Clark’s to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll…song 10 July 2022: Sunday on BBC Four

Michael Clark's to a simple, rock 'n' roll...song 10 July 2022: Sunday on BBC Four 11

The latest work by groundbreaking choreographer Michael Clark. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, the London Evening Standard called the production ‘an adrenaline shot that sends you away buzzing’.

The triple bill pays homage to three of Clark’s greatest musical influences. Act 1 features commanding choreography, pulsating with a propulsive force to the punk rock of Patti Smith’s landmark album, Horses. Act 2 is a reflection on Erik Satie and his influence on Clark’s mentors past and present, the dance meticulous, minimalist and coolly refined. Act 3 is an iridescent tribute to David Bowie, intricate, sublime, the mood moving from elegiac to joyously rebellious.

Recorded at the Barbican, London in 2017, this Olivier Award-nominated production features gorgeously arresting choreography performed by a company of fearless dancers including Harry Alexander, who won the Critics’ Circle ‘Emerging Artist’ National Dance Award in 2017.

The production also features a stage adaptation by Charles Atlas – long-time collaborator with Michael Clark – of his multi-channel video installation Painting by Numbers.

With an introduction from the inimitable Jarvis Cocker, who credits Michael Clark with introducing him to the world of dance.



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