This is an unmissable work from one of the most exacting and glorious choreographers on the British dance scene. Royal Ballet trained Clark was a mesmerising classical dancer; enthused by the punk movement of the late 70s and 80s he created his own language using classical ballet as a basis but dressing it in all of punk’s iconoclasm and irreverence. In doing so, he brought a new vitality to dance.
As the decades went on, Clark’s style evolved into a unique language, which continues to feed on popular culture but still requires impeccable technique.
to a simple rock ’n’ roll... song dates from 2016, but the version now available on iPlayer is a rousing 2017 remake, that brought a sold-out Barbican Theatre to its feet in a spontaneous and unanimous standing ovation.
Culture Whisper was knocked sideways – here is our contemporaneous five-star review.
to a simple rock ’n’ roll... song on BBC iPlayer is introduced by Jarvis Cocker, who collaborated in a previous Michael Clark show and credits Clark with having introduced him to the world of dance.
On BBC iPlayer from Monday 20 April for two months
|What||Michael Clark Company on BBC iPlayer|
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20 Apr 20 – 22 Jun 20, Available to view