Michael Clark production heads to Storyhouse

Dance aficionados will be delighted to learn that the Olivier Nominated Michael Clark Company will perform at Storyhouse this coming Autumn.

Audiences will see the latest work by Michael Clark, acclaimed by audiences and critics alike – and is widely regarded as one of Britain’s leading choreographers.

The triple bill of acclaimed dance is described by London’s Evening Standard as “an adrenaline shot that sends you away buzzing”.

Michael Clark Company: to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song. will be performed at Storyhouse in Chester for one night only on Tuesday 2 October. The show will start at 7.30pm.

Enjoying its world premiere at London’s Barbican in 2016, the Olivier Award nominated to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song. comprises a triple bill of gorgeously arresting choreography. The show was nominated for ‘Best New Dance Production’.

At first, a reflection on Erik Satie and his influence on Clark’s mentors past and present – the dance meticulous and coolly refined. Next, commanding choreography pulsating with a propulsive force to the punk rock of Patti Smith’s landmark album, Horses. Then, an iridescent tribute to David Bowie, intricate, sublime, the mood moving from elegiac to joyously rebellious.

Clark’s work seamlessly crosses the boundaries between the worlds of classical ballet, contemporary dance, fashion, music and visual art.

Performances by a company of fearless and otherworldly dancers are complemented by Charles Atlas’s scintillating lighting design, which features a stage adaptation of his multi-channel video installation Painting by Numbers.

Creative credits for the show are choreography by Michael Clark; Lighting Designer Charles Atlas; with costumes by Stevie Stewart and Michael Clark.

The production has been commissioned by Barbican, London.

Made possible thanks to the generous support of Patrons of New Work: Shane Akeroyd, Adam and Mariana Clayton Collection, Sadie Coles, Joe and Marie Donnelly, The Edge and Morleigh Steinberg, Abel Halpern and Helen Chung-Halpern, Alice Rawsthorn, Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker.

Co-produced by Barbican, London; Michael Clark Company; and Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

Michael Clark Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Storyhouse has a dynamic pricing policy on the majority of shows, ensuring the earlier you book your tickets, guarantees the best seats at the lowest price. Tickets start from £23, with concessions for aged under 26.

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  • MICHAEL CLARK COMPANY: to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song.
    Tuesday 2 October 2018 at STORYHOUSE
    Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR
    Tuesday 2 October 2018 at 7.30pm
    Tickets: From £23 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)/aged under 26 concessions available
    Dynamic Pricing: Book early to guarantee cheapest and best seats


  • Online: Visit www.storyhouse.com
    By Phone: Call 01244 409 113
    In person: Visit the Ticket Kiosks at Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

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