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PRINT September 2008

BECAUSE WE MUST: THE ART OF MICHAEL CLARK

GROUNDED IN CLASSICAL BALLET but informed by London’s post-punk art and music scenes, the work of dancer and choreographer MICHAEL CLARK diagrams modern society’s performative regimes—of gender and sexuality, of discipline and productivity—even as it stages their subversion. To mark the New York debut of Clark’s three-part “Stravinsky Project” this summer at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—his company’s first appearance in the United States since 1986—curator CATHERINE WOOD reflects on Clark's practice and its intersections with contemporary art, while artists JONATHAN HOROWITZ, JUTTA KOETHER, SILKE OTTO-KNAPP and CERITH WYN EVANS, as well as longtime Clark dancer KATE COYNE, offer their own assessments of his importance.