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November 2, 2005
Michael Clark 'O' fabulous
by Ryan Styles

Having taken dance to its Dionysian extreme, Clark wiped the slate clean in a return to order by creating the universally acclaimed O in 1994. Originally performed by Clark and four dancers, the programme was split into two halves; one almost the antithesis of the other. For the Barbican, the core of this production will be Clark’s definitive version of Apollo (previously unfinished). With sensitivity and respect to Balanchine’s original, the signature work of New York City Ballet, Clark takes ideas of fullness becoming empty, the hole becoming whole, negative space becoming positive to create a totally new framework for O - his ground zero.
Choreography by Michael Clark
Lighting by Charles Atlas
Also features costumes by Leigh Bowery
I strongly recommend it!