Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer at The Barbican

Michael Clark retrospective, The Barbican 2020
Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer at The Barbican looks amazing. Frieze has a deep dive on the choreographer’s retrospective (read it here), and you’ll want to get in early with your ticket booking – social distancing an’ all that…

I’ve already been trawling YouTube and found the incredible video that Frieze writer Brian Dillon references of Clark’s dancing to T Rex’s Cosmic Dancer on an Italian TV show. Watch it here and prepare to be spellbound. And this Hail The New Puritan film is surely a taste of what’s to come at The Barbican.

A key part of Clark’s appeal for me (besides his moves and devastatingly gorgeous face) were his Body Map costumes. I’m hoping for a lot of these in the show and that they will inspire a new generation of creatives.

Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer is at The Barbican from Wed 7 Oct 2020 – Sun 3 Jan 2021

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