Intense, fine-tuned choreography in sublime and frantic three-act work


Michael Clark Company make a return to Brighton Dome this spring with the award-winning animal/vegetable/mineral – a performance that sees the choreographer draw on a mix of collaborators including Jarvis Cocker and Jason Buckle’s band Relaxed Muscle (Wednesday, March 11, 8pm).

Also in the mix are influential fashion designer Stevie Stewart and film-maker Charles Atlas as Clark creates a three-act work that rolls from the sublime to the frantic and back again in a flurry of stylised androgyny, says show spokesman Chris Challis.

The production premiered at Tramway, Glasgow, and was performed at the Barbican, London; Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s and Maison des Arts de Créteil, Paris in 2012.

Chris added: “Hailed as British dance’s true iconoclast, Michael Clark is a defining cultural figure.

“Since emerging in the 1980s as a prodigy at London’s Royal Ballet School, he has remained at the forefront of innovation in dance.

“From the outset, Michael Clark’s performances have been marked by a mixture of technical rigour and experimentation, intense and fine-tuned choreography intersecting with elements of punk, Dada, pop and rock.

“His productions repeatedly break new ground, provoking and electrifying audiences.”

Michael Clark founded his own company in 1984. It has since toured worldwide to perform at leading houses in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, as well as on its home stage at the Barbican where it has been a resident company since 2005.

Tickets on 01273 709709.