Born 1962 in Aberdeen, Scotland
Lives and Works in London, England and New York, New York
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.