Michael Clark Company

to a simple, rock ’n’ roll . . . song.

Tanz im August

British choreographer Michael Clark, who made his name in the 1980s for his unconventional style – combining precision and chaos, the classical and the raw, ballet and post-punk – is returning to Berlin. His new three-part evening merges diverse elements: a complex choreographic work set to a minimalistic piano composition by Erik Satie; a bright, bold piece set to Patti Smith’s punk songs; finished off by a daring, vibrant third act set to the music of David Bowie, in which this rebel of dance pays homage to the icon of pop – one of Clark’s eternal role models and sources of inspiration.

Commissioned by Barbican – London
Coproduction Barbican – London, Michael Clark Company, Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

Duration 80 min incl. intermission


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

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.

Tanz im August presented in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

Magazin im August Article

"Eingelöste Tanz-Visionen"


Choreography: Michael Clark / With: dancers of Michael Clark Company / Lighting Design: Charles Atlas / Costume Design: Stevie Stewart, Michael Clark / Music: Erik Satie, Patti Smith, David Bowie


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Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstr. 24, 10719 Berlin

The Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Schaperstraße 24 has wheelchair access without steps to the foyer and to the auditorium on the ground floor. A wheelchair accessible lift is available for the upper foyers. This lift is equipped with tactile lettering. There is a WC on the ground floor for persons with restricted mobility.

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