Over the final weekend of the London 2012 Festival, 8 and 9 September, Michael Clark Company created a landmark dance event for Glasgow. ‘The Barrowlands Project’ marked the change in focus from London 2012 to Glasgow 2014.
Taking over the celebrated Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom, now a revered music venue and with a history as Glasgow’s premier dance hall, the performance project was specially created by Michael Clark, the iconic Scottish dancer, choreographer and artist. The Barrowlands Project featured local people as performers in the choreography alongside the company dancers accentuating the communal dance experience.
This site features the stories that surround the Barrowland Ballroom from the dancers themselves, the artists and more. Please have a look around.
You can watch the Sunday 9 September 8pm performance on-line at the ‘The Space’. See the link above for more details.
AND THEN TRAMWAY:
The Michael Clark Company will be returning to Glasgow for the world premiere of their new touring show on:
The new work draws on the work done on The Barrowlands Project and the residencies the company had at the Tate Modern, London, and Whitney Biennial 2012, New York.
The tour will continue to London, Belfast and Paris. Choreographed to specially commissioned music, the new work continues Clark’s history of close collaboration with contemporary artists, designers and musicians. This double bill will include music by Relaxed Muscle, lighting design from Charles Atlas, and costumes by Stevie Stewart.
17-27 Oct Barbican Centre, London
3-4 Nov Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queens
22-24 Nov Maison des Arts de Créteil, Paris