Press Release

Michael Clark Company at Tate Modern


8 June –12 June 2011
Turbine Hall, Tate Modern

Michael Clark Company returns to Tate Modern to present the world premiere of th, a new commission for the Turbine Hall. Iconic British choreographer Michael Clark has worked with movement, film, light and sound to create a site-specific work to be performed Wednesday 8 June – Sunday 12 June 2011.

The new commission, created in response to the monumental architecture of the Turbine Hall, follows from the company’s residency last year. This unique event provided an extraordinary opportunity for Tate Modern visitors to witness the artistic process behind Clark’s choreography. Using the first part of the project as an opportunity to explore and experiment, Michael Clark Company has embedded this research into a new piece. Clark has worked with long-standing collaborators Charles Atlas and Stevie Stewart. The sound design is by Martyn Ware and Andy Pink.

Building on last year’s success, the company once again invited members of the public to take part in a series of weekly workshops. This unique opportunity has allowed non-professional dancers to become a part of the artistic creation and contribute to the final performances.

Clark recently presented the work come, been and gone at the Venice Biennale (2009), The Edinburgh Festival (2009) and the Barbican Centre (2009 and 2010) to great critical acclaim.

Michael Clark Company is an Artistic Associate of the Barbican Centre and supported by Arts Council England.

Tate Modern Live is curated by Catherine Wood, Curator (Contemporary Art and Performance) and Kathy Noble, Curator (Interdisciplinary Projects), assisted by Capucine Perrot, Assistant Curator, Tate.