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Major exhibition spanning the career of choreographer and dancer Michael Clark, exploring his combination of classical and contemporary influences such as ballet and punk.

Born in Scotland in 1962, Clark trained at the Royal Ballet School in London before joining Ballet Rambert in 1979. This unprecedented presentation of his work establishes his radical presence in British cultural history.

Looking back to his meteoric rise as a young choreographer in the 1980s, the exhibition presents a comprehensive vision of Clark’s career to date and explores his unique multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates a wide range of subcultural influences.

New commissions include Charles Atlas revisiting Hail the New Puritan (1986) which featured Leigh Bowery and The Fall, along with work by Sarah Lucas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cerith Wyn Evans, Peter Doig, Silke Otto-Knapp, Duncan Campbell.

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Barbican Art Gallery

Level 3, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, Greater London, EC2Y 8DS

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