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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

come, been and gone...

Last night Darren and I went to see Michael Clark's come, been and gone show at the Barbican Theatre.

Primarily using the music of David Bowie come, been and gone also embraces the work of Bowie's key collaborators: Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno and touches on some of his influences; The Velvet Underground, Kraftwerk and Nina Simone.

And wow, what show. It was fabulous. Sexy dancers, great staging, great lighting (no really) and an indecipherable plot. Perfect.

The evening started off with Clark's 1986 piece Swamp - which was the best thing of the night by far. Growling, growing and dramatic it swamped the senses with sound, light and rhythm.

The three pieces 'been', 'come' and 'come again' were less successful although nothing less than outstanding - the last section which used David Bowie's Aladdin Sane and The Jean Genie perhaps working the best.

If you like contemporary dance - this is the show for you.

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