Michael Clark Dance Company… to a simple rock’n’roll… song

Michael Clark Dance Company… to a simple rock’n’roll… song

Michael Clark has always been considered the punk leader of the British dance world and in his creations contemporary music is often the protagonist. This time around it is no exception as we experience dance with a spectacular sound track. The performance begins with the apparent calm of Erik Satie, the outsider par excellence of classical music. The dancers, placed against a shimmering brightly coloured background, perform a series of solemn figures and frieze like statues to the music of Donnée Par Fête Des Chevaliers Normands En L 'Honneur D'Une Jeune Demoiselle, their bodies sculpted by the super skinny optical white and black costumes. I am trying to revive the rhythms and movements in my mind and I recall a lot of symmetry and democracy on stage as all the dancers, 4 men and 4 women take centre stage in turns and unexpectedly conclude the first part of their performance with the musical anarchy of Satie’s Ogives. The second part of the...
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