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

Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer

Inside the Barbican’s Extraordinary New Michael Clark Exhibition Another Magazine 15.10.20
Giddy, Bright and Alive: Michael Clark’s Punk Ballet Seen Through the Eyes of Artists Art Review 14.10.20
Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer exhibition review A fitting tribute to a truly mesmerising dancer Evening Standard 14.10.20
Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer review — a survey of four decades of outrageous and fascinating work The Times 13.10.20
Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer review Culture Whisper 6.10.20
Michael Clark review – from the syringe solo to the bum-revealing jeté The Guardian 6.10.20

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