Michael Clark was born in Scotland in 1962. He trained at the Royal Ballet School in London from 1975 until 1979. In 1984, he launched Michael Clark and Company. During this time Clark collaborated with fashion designers Bodymap, artists Leigh Bowery and Trojan, as well as The Fall, Laibach, and Wire. Clark’s commissions for major dance companies include The Paris Opera, Scottish Ballet, London Festival Ballet, Ballet Rambert, Phoenix Dance Company and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Clark has produced considerable work for film and video, including Hail the New Puritan (1984) and Because We Must (1989) with Charles Atlas. In 2010, Michael Clark Company spent the summer in-residence at Tate Modern, London in preparation for the most recent work: a new, large-scale performance commission for the Turbine Hall. The production premiered in June 2011.
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