Private View: Michael Clark in Conversation with Les Child

A virtuosic genius. A maverick. A Muse. It is difficult to find the words to describe the ground-breaking work of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark, whose transgressive stagecraft combined classical ballet with a strong punk aesthetic. Born in a village outside Aberdeen, Clark experienced—for lack of a better term—a Billy Elliot moment; first attending his sister’s Scottish dance classes at the age of four and then moving to London to train at the Royal Ballet School. Instead of forging ahead with the rote career progression that most ballet dancers take, he abandoned the traditional institution in search of something more radical… continue reading on


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