31 Jan-1 Feb 2006. The Oxford Playhouse presents Michael Clarks latest opus entitled O (Stravinsky Project Part 1). Described by the Financial Times as a beautiful work of art, O is actually a reworking of Clarks 1994 choreography of the same name. Divided into two contrasting halves, the piece centres on Stravinskys score for the ballet Apollo, with high-octane incidental music provided by rockers like Iggy Pop and Wire. The first half develops gradually, from simple movements to complex inventive choreography reminiscent of some of Clarks best. The company of 7 dancers performs the main body of the work, with Michael Clark making only brief cameo appearances carrying a transparent walking-stick, in a nice touch of self-parody. The second half of the show is devoted to Clarks definitive version of Stravinskys Apollo. Lighting is by Charles Atlas, set and costumes by Clark with Steven Scott and Stevie Stewart. Admission 17.50-7.50. Performances start 19.30.
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Michael Clark Dance Company
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