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Win tickets to Michael Clark Company performance at Sydney Opera House!

Jordan James Bridge
Michael Clark Company's Jordan James Bridge. Photo by Hugo Glendinning.

The Sydney Opera House will soon host the Australian premiere of iconoclastic British choreographer Michael Clark’s celebrated production to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song. The strictly limited six-night season in the Drama Theatre will open Tuesday, January 30 and you can now win a double pass to attend!

Acclaimed by critics and fans alike, to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song. is a triple bill of arresting choreography “from an artist at the top of his game”, backed by a sensational soundtrack featuring some of modern music’s most-revered mavericks, from avant-garde French composer Erik Satie to the late-great David Bowie and recent Opera House alumnus Patti Smith, whose seminal album Horses inspired the show’s title.

Harry Alexander and Benjamin Warbis

Michael Clark Company’s Harry Alexander and Benjamin Warbis. Photo by Hugo Glendinning.

Artist and filmmaker Charles Atlas is behind the scintillating lighting design and Act II features a stage adaptation of Atlas’ stunning psychedelic multi-channel video installation Painting by Numbers, first shown in London in 2010.

To enter to win a double pass to see the Michael Clark Company performing at Sydney Opera House on opening night on Tuesday, January 30 at 8 p.m., email info@danceinforma.com with the answer to this question: Who’s seminal album Horses inspired the show’s title? Title your email entry “Michael Clark Company Giveaway” and include your full name and age. This competition opens Thursday, January 18, and closes Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Since emerging as a prodigy at London’s Royal Ballet School in the 1980s, Michael Clark has been a defining cultural figure, hailed as “British dance’s true iconoclast”. Three decades later, he continues to hone dance’s cutting edge, often in collaboration with other artists from Sarah Lucas, Leigh Bowery and Peter Doig to Charles Atlas, Jarvis Cocker and The Fall – winning rave reviews and countless awards. In 1984, Clark founded Michael Clark Company, which has since toured worldwide performing at leading arts venues in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia.

to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song. was commissioned by the Barbican, London and premiered there in 2016 with a prestigious Oliver Award nomination for the final work in the triptych, my mother, my dog And CLOWNS! (taken from the lyrics of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars”). The original season sold out, with the company completing a return season at the Barbican in 2017.

Kieran Page and Melissa Hetherington

Michael Clark Company’s Kieran Page and Melissa Hetherington. Photo by Hugo Glendinning.

Another longtime co-conspirator of Michael Clark’s, Stevie Stewart is the costume designer responsible for the refined combination of black and white body-hugging costumes, reflecting Stewart’s origins as co-founder of the 1980’s fashion label Bodymap.

Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Performance Danielle Harvey said, “to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song. is an ode to Michael Clark’s influences past and present – a pulsating love song writ large by the bodies of eight dancers creating a searing blend of classical ballet, contemporary dance, fashion, music and visual arts. It’s a feast for the eyes and ears and a must-see for arts lovers – I’m thrilled to bring it to the Opera House.”

Following the Sydney Opera House season on January 30 – February 4, to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song. will travel to Perth from February 14-17 as part of the Perth Festival.

To enter to win a double pass to see the Michael Clark Company performing at Sydney Opera House on opening night on Tuesday, January 30 at 8 p.m., email info@danceinforma.com with the answer to this question: Who’s seminal album Horses inspired the show’s title? Title your email entry “Michael Clark Company Giveaway” and include your full name and age. This competition opens Thursday, January 18, and closes Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Learn more about the Michael Clark Company performing at Sydney Opera House at www.sydneyoperahouse.com.

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