V&A Dundee

Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer

Opening Saturday 26 February 2022
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    Opening Saturday 26 February 2022

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The first ever major exhibition on Michael Clark, the groundbreaking Scottish dancer and choreographer

This exploration of Michael Clark’s work establishes his radical presence in British cultural history.

Born in Aberdeen in 1962, Clark began traditional Scottish dancing at the age of four. In 1975 he left home to study at the Royal Ballet School in London. As a young choreographer, Clark brought together his classical ballet training with London’s punk, fashion and club culture to establish himself as one of the most innovative artists working in contemporary dance.

Film, photography and material from Clark’s practice will be presented alongside his legendary collaborations across visual arts, music, fashion and film presenting him as an innovator and defining cultural figure who has introduced contemporary dance to a wide audience.

Exhibition curated and organised by Barbican Centre, London.

(Image credit: Michael Clark in Because We Must, 1987. Photograph by Richard Haughton.)