Thursday, September 2, 2010

Michael Clark Dance Company at the Tate Modern

Michael Clark and his dance company have been in residence at Tate Modern for 7 weeks from 9 July- 30 August 2010, transforming the monumental Turbine Hall into a space for experimentation and practice.

During this period Michael Clark has also invited 80 members of the public to join weekly workshops with the company. The group of untrained dancers have learnt a piece of choreography to be performed en-masse in the Turbine Hall over the August bank holiday weekend. These free public showings can be seen Friday 27 & Saturday 28 at 21:30 and Sunday 29 & Monday 30 at 17:30.

Clark has presented work within gallery spaces on many occasions, but this residency will enable him to respond specifically to the iconic architecture through a series of experiments, placing the emphasis on the process.

Following this research and development period Clark will use choreography, film, light and sound to create a site-specific dance event, working with collaborators including Charles Atlas, Peter Doig and Richard Torry. The world premier of the new commission will be performed in the Turbine Hall in June 2011. For more information, visit:

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