WHO'S ZOO ?, 2012. Commissioned by Michael Clark Company, London; Modern Dance Club, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, for the 2012 Whitney Biennial
From March 14 through April 8, Michael Clark will be in residence at the Whitney. During this time the fourth floor performance space will be open to Biennial visitors for all or part of the day. Daily performances are scheduled March 29 through April 8, which require event entry tickets.
Michael Clark is an iconic British dancer, choreographer, and artist who first came to prominence in the early 1980s. His work combines the classical ballet of his training with the music of David Bowie, Wire, and The Fall, amongst others, and collaborations with artists and designers such as Sarah Lucas, Peter Doig, Leigh Bowery, and Bodymap have all been part of this ongoing history.
Clark’s return to New York follows the company’s remarkable residency in Tate Modern’s immense Turbine Hall, developed over a two-year period. Here, in a four-week-long residency as part of the Biennial, Clark will once again engage both professional dancers and untrained volunteers to generate choreography, in an attempt to expand what our experience of movement can be. This will culminate in performances featuring lighting and video made in collaboration with Charles Atlas, with music commissioned specifically for the project. April 5 through 8, Clark will be joined by the band Relaxed Muscle.
Advance tickets and member reservations for all Michael Clark performances are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available at the Museum on the day of each performance on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11 am (1 pm on Fridays). The performance is free with Museum admission, but special entry tickets are required. We encourage anyone unable to get entry tickets to join the standby line which forms a half-hour before each performance. Museum admission is required to join the standby line.
This event is presented in conjunction with Carnegie Hall's American Mavericks series.