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									macrobert press release                                      University of Stirling
10 Feb 2012                                                      Stirling FK9 4LA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Tel 01786 466 666
                                                         www.macrobert.org


macrobert welcomes one of Britain’s leading dance
choreographers in May
Michael Clark Company’s come, been and gone gives Scottish audiences the
chance to experience the sold-out success again
Michael Clark, widely regarded as one of Britain’s leading choreographers, is
making his debut at macrobert on 23 and 24 May with come, been and gone.
The two performances are part of the 2012 Scottish tour, stopping at Stirling,
Aberdeen and Inverness only. Following sold out engagements in Edinburgh,
Venice, London and Berlin amongst others, this is an opportunity for Scottish
audiences to experience this critically acclaimed dance performance again.
Made primarily to the music of David Bowie, come, been and gone also
embraces the work of key collaborators Lou Reed and Brian Eno, and touches
on some of his influences including The Velvet Underground amongst others."
‘Rock is my rock. It has been vital to me at a personal level; it has shaped me
as an individual as well as an artist’ says Michael Clark, who chose to become
a choreographer believing that actions speak louder than words. He creates
work which combines his classical integrity with a more complex,
contemporary sensibility, embracing virtue and vice, abandon and control,
grace and embarrassment.
Clark is renowned for his legendary collaborations with bands, fashion
designers and visual artists including Wire, BodyMap, Leigh Bowery, Trojan
and Sarah Lucas. Clark’s work is unique in how his choreography seamlessly
crosses the boundaries between the worlds of classical ballet, contemporary
dance, fashion, music and visual art.
come, been and gone features original lighting design by Clark’s long term
collaborator, the filmmaker and lighting designer Charles Atlas, whose recent
work away from the company includes a live video mix/music collaboration
with Antony and the Johnsons.
Performers include Kate Coyne, winner of the Contemporary Female
Spotlight Award at the 2008 National Dance Awards, the only professional
awards ceremony in the UK dedicated to dance.
More information about the show can be found at www.macrobert.org. Ticket
prices range from £17.50 for macrobert Friends, £20.50 for concessions and
£22.50 for full price tickets. Tickets will go on public sale on 18 February and
are available at macrobert’s Box Office, by phone at 01786 466666 or online.
The performance is part of the 2012 Scottish tour, supported by Creative
Scotland.

ENDS
macrobert press release                                    University of Stirling
10 Feb 2012                                                    Stirling FK9 4LA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        Tel 01786 466 666
                                                       www.macrobert.org


Notes to Editor

Commissioned by barbicanbite09 and Dance Umbrella (London), La Biennale
di Venezia (Venice) and Dansens Hus (Stockholm) as part of European
Network of Performing Arts (ENPARTS).

Co-produced by barbicanbite09, Dance Umbrella, Michael Clark Company,
Edinburgh International Festival, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg and Maison
des Arts de Créteil.

2012 Scottish tour supported by Creative Scotland.

Michael Clark Company is supported by Arts Council England.

If you require any more information including high resolution images, video
clips or interviews please contact macrobert on 01786 467163 or email
press@macrobert.org

Listings:

Michael Clark Company: come, been and gone
Genre: Dance

Michael Clark, widely regarded as one of Britain’s leading choreographers, is
making his debut at macrobert with come, been and gone, following sold out
engagements in Edinburgh, Venice, London and Berlin amongst others. An
electrifying dance performance made primarily to the music of David Bowie, it
also embraces the work of key collaborators Lou Reed and Brian Eno, and
touches on some of his influences including The Velvet Underground and
Kraftwerk.


macrobert
University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA
23 & 24 May, 7.30pm
Tickets: £17.50 macrobert Friends/£20.50 concessions/£22.50 full
price
www.macrobert.org
Box Office: 01786 466666
macrobert press release                                 University of Stirling
10 Feb 2012                                                 Stirling FK9 4LA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     Tel 01786 466 666
                                                     www.macrobert.org


PRESS QUOTES

General

‘There is no dancer-choreographer alive who so naturally treads the
line between the rigour of classical dance and the reckless glamour of
rock and fashion. Clark may need dance, but British Dance needs Clark
even more.’ The Independent on Sunday

‘Clark is now beyond doubt one of Britain's most important living
creators of dance.’ The Daily Telegraph 2007

‘Draw a circle between the Young British Artists, the more frayed
edges of rock music, high fashion (Kate Moss is a patron) and serious
classical dance (his other patron is Mikhail Baryshnikov) and you find
Michael Clark open-mindedly ensconced at any point.’ The Daily
Telegraph 2006


come, been and gone

‘…an outrageously gorgeous piece of modern dance.’ The Observer

‘...beautifully and inspiringly danced... unmissable.’ The Daily
Telegraph

‘The precision of these dancers seems to reach right off the stage.’
The Independent

‘A thunderous electrifying evening of attention-seeking sound,
stimulating visuals, and impressive fine-tuned focused dancers. Don't
expect to be transported; expect to be jolted out of your seats.’ British
Theatre Guide

‘come, been and gone blazes on to the Barbican stage in a four-part
evening of uncommon quality that rarely, if ever, sags and continually
surprises and delights.’ The Financial Times

								
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