Michael Clark

Michael Clark: interview The Sydney Morning Herald 27.01.18

Michael Clark: interview The Australian 19.01.18

Michael Clark: interview The Observer New Review 02.10.16

AnOther Step: Michael Clark AnOther Magazine Autumn/Winter 15

Michael Clark: ‘Extreme is good for me’ The Financial Times 15.11.13

Michael Clark Company Kaleidoscope Winter 10/11

The 10 best dancers The Observer 01.08.10

Judith Mackrell on Michael Clark The Guardian 30.09.10

Step-by-step guide to dance: Michael Clark The Guardian 27.08.10

Michael Clark: interview TimeOut Heroes 18.09.08

to a simple, rock 'n' roll . . . song.

Michael Clark Company: review Time Out Sydney 01.02.18

Michael Clark: review The Sydney Morning Herald 31.01.18

Michael Clark Company: review Manchester Theatre Awards 19.10.16

Dance review: Wiggle, attitude and Bowie The Sunday Times 16.10.16

Michael Clark: interview Channel 4 News 12.10.16

Dance: Michael Clark Company at the Barbican The Times 11.10.16

Michael Clark Company review: An elixir for the jaded London Evening Standard 10.10.16

Michael Clark Company review – dance rebel bids farewell to Bowie The Guardian 10.10.16

Michael Clark Company, Barbican Theatre, London, review The Independent 10.10.16

Michael Clark Company review The Observer 09.10.16

Michael Clark leaves us wanting more at the Barbican – review The Telegraph 08.10.16


Michael Clark Company at the Barbican, EC2 The Times 27.11.13

Michael Clark Company: Dance Review The Independent 25.11.13

Michael Clark Company – review The Guardian 24.11.13

Michael Clark Company, Barbican, London: review The Daily Telegraph 23.11.13

Michael Clark Company at the Barbican – review The Daily Express 22.11.13

New Work 2012

Michael Clark Company, Barbican, review The Daily Telegraph 19.10.12

Michael Clark, Barbican Theatre, London The Independent on Sunday 21.10.12

Michael Clark Company, Barbican EC2 review London Evening Standard 19.10.12

The Barrowlands Project

Michael Clark Company: The Barrowlands Project- review The Guardian 10.09.12

Dance Review: Michael Clark: The Barrowlands Project The Scotsman 10.09.12

Barrowlands Project, Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow The Herald 10.09.12


Avant to see more New York Post 03.04.12

Michael Clark, Whitney Biennial, New York The Financial Times 04.04.12

Feeding the Animals Arts Journal 11.04.12


Michael Clark Company, Tate Modern, London The Independent 10.06.11

Michael Clark Company- review The Guardian 09.06.11

Clark's hits from the blitz The Observer 12.06.12

Tate Modern Project: Part I

The night I danced for Michael Clark The Independent 08.06.12

Michael Clark: Tate Modern Performance Another Magazine 03.09.10

Michael Clark Company, Tate Modern, London The Independent 01.09.10

Michael Clark steps it up at Tate Modern The Guardian 24.08.10

come, been and gone

come, been and gone, Barbican, London The Financial Times 06.06.10

It's rock 'n' roll (and I like it) The Independent 04.11.09

Michael Clark Company The Guardian 30.08.09

Michael Clark Company The Observer 06.09.09


When Mr Blobby dallies with Hitler The Observer 05.11.05


Michael Clark The Guardian 03.11.05

Apollo of the north The Guardian 15.10.05

nevertheless, caviar

The master at play The Metro 19.02.04


The enfant terrible of dance finally grows up The Sunday Times 29.02.04

Would, Should, Can, Did

Michael Clark The Guardian 28.04.03

My past is kind of obscene The Guardian 22.04.03

Deviancy becomes him The Observer 04.05.03

Before and After: The Fall

The Rhythm Method The Guardian 24.10.01

The Late Michael Clark

Direct and to the point The Guardian 23.02.00

Stravinsky Project

Michael Clark discusses the Stravinsky Project, in conversation with the artist Elizabeth Peyton.

Conversation (mp3)

Even lavatories can dance The Observer 11.11.07

Michael Clark Company The Times 6.11.07

Michael Clark: The man who put the punk into modern dance is now choreographing Stravinsky The Independent 13.10.07


Film/ Recordings


Hail the New Puritan, directed by Charles Atlas, (London; Channel 4 & Boston: New Television Workshop, 1987).

Available for purchase at Electronic Arts Intermix

Prospero’s Books, written and directed by Peter Greenaway based on the play "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare. (Allarts/Cinea/Camera One/Penta, 1991.)

The Late Michael Clark, produced & directed by Sophie Fiennes. (London: Illuminations Productions/ BBC, 2000).

Held at Roehampton University Library, Goldsmiths – University of London, LABAN, and the National Resource Centre for Dance.


Other recommended reading



Bremser, Martha, Fifty Contemporary Choreographers: A Reference Guide, (London: Routledge, 1996).

Burrows, Jonathan, Conversations With Choreographers, (London: Royal Festival Hall, 1998).

Cotter, Suzanne, et al., Michael Clark (London: Violette Editions, 2011).

Available for purchase at Violette Editions

Mackrell, Judith, Out of Line: the story of British New Dance, (London: Dance Books, 1992).



Barber, Lynn, ‘Good Boy Now’, Independent on Sunday, 7 June 1997

Cunningham, Merce, ‘Dance: Pas de Deux’, Tate: Arts and Culture, Issue 8, Nov/ Dec 2003

De Marigny ,Chris, ‘Hail, the Video Dance Maker’, Dance Theatre Journal, Summer 1986

Graw, Isabelle, ‘Tanzen Bis Zum Umfallen’ Texte Zur Kunst September 2000

Hilty, Greg, ‘A thousand words: Michael Clark talks about Before and After: The Fall’, Artforum International, October 2001

Hutera, Donald in ‘The Comeback King’, On Tour UK Drama and Dance, British Council 2006

Macaulay, Alastair, ‘Michael Clark Talks!’, Dance Theatre Journal, Autumn 1984

Mackrell, Judith, ‘Michael Clark in focus’, Dance Theatre Journal, Vol. 14, No.3, 1998

Newman, Barbara, ‘A young god returns in triumph’ The Telegraph 29 October 2005

Orr, Deborah ‘The one that got away’, The Independent Magazine, 13 October 2007

Watts, D ‘An Impure Queer in a Dickhead World’, City Life, April 1994



Bishop, Clifford, ‘Michael Clark’, Opera House, 3 August 1994

Brown, Ismene, ‘IgorFest’ in Dance Now Winter 2006/07

Burnside, Fiona, ‘Michael Clark’s O’, Dance Theatre Journal, Autumn 1994

Cleave, Maureen, ‘Leading Them a Dance’, Observer Magazine, 18 May 1986

Cotter, Suzanne, ‘Cross Over’, in Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context & Enquiry, Issue 9 2004

Cruikshank, Judith, ‘Michael Clark, Riverside Studios’, Dance and Dancers, November 1985

Debray, Catherine, ‘Michel ange et démon’, Danser, February 1987

Finkel, Anita ‘Trying the Tempest, New Dance Review, October/November 1991

Glasstone, Richard, ‘Michael Clark’s Use of Ballet Technique’, Dance Now, Winter 1994

Glasstone, Richard, ‘Taramasalata and pitta’, in, Dance Now, Vol. 8, No.1, Spring 1999

Hughes, David, ‘Michael Clark’s Mmm … ‘, Dance Theatre Journal, Autumn 1992

Macaulay, Alastair, ‘One at a Time’, Dance Theatre Journal, Spring 1983

Macaulay, Alastair, ‘Down at the Riverside’, Dancing Times, October 1983

Macaulay, Alastair, ‘Michael Clark: The Angry Young Man with the Disposable Hair’, Dance Magazine, October 1986

Macaulay, Alastair, ‘The Addict of Camp: Michael Clark, Because We Must’, Dancing Times, February 1988

Macaulay, Alastair, ‘Clarksville’, Dancing Times, November 1986

Mackrell, Judith, ‘Post-modern Dance in Britain’, Dance Research, Spring 1991

Meisner, Nadine, ‘Michael Clark and Company’, Dance and Dancers, September 1984

Nugent, Ann, ‘Dream Ticket’, Dance Now, Summer 1994

Parry, Jann ‘Mmm… Michael Clark’, Dance Now, Summer 1992

Parry, Jann ‘Rites and Wrongs of an Outrageous Dancer’, Observer Review, 15 May 1994

Pearson, Nicola, ‘Always Welcome Back: The enigmatic Michael Clark’, in Dance Now, Vol. 14, No. 4, Winter 2005/06

Savage-King, Chris, ‘Maverick Makes Good’, Dance Theatre Journal, Winter 1984

Savage-King, Chris, ‘Back to the Sixties with Michael Clark’, Dance Theatre Journal, Winter 1985

Watts, Sally, ‘New British Dance’, Dancing Times, May 1984

Wood, Catherine, ‘Let me entertain You’, in Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context & Enquiry, Issue 9 2004

Michael Clark Company, Stage Door, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, UK
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