[BOWERY, Leigh; CLARK, Michael; THE FALL]. Michael Clark & Company V The Fall. I Am Curious, Orange. London: Sadler's Wells Theatre, 1988.
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[BOWERY, Leigh; CLARK, Michael; THE FALL].
Michael Clark & Company V The Fall. I Am Curious, Orange.
London: Sadler's Wells Theatre, 1988.
8vo (227 × 130 mm), pp.. Illustrated with adverts and 12 black-and-white photographs of The Fall, Clark, and the other performers. Photomontage-illustrated saddle-stitched wrappers; light horizontal crease towards top edge. Near-fine.
First edition. Michael Clark was born in Aberdeen in 1962, he studied at the Royal Ballet School and joined Ballet Rambert before beginning his career as an independent dancer and choreographer in 1981. I am Curious, Orange was commissioned to mark the tercentenary of William II (William of Orange) invading England and his subsequent accession to the English throne. This publication is designed after a football programme with members of Clark's company dressed in the football strip of Celtic, a traditionally Catholic team. The performance is loosely themed around sectarianism, queer politics, and post-punk ideologies, and is one of many collaborations by Clark's company, The Fall, and Leigh Bowery. The eye-catching costumes were designed by BodyMap and the lighting by Charles Atlas, a film and video artist who was filmmaker-in-residence with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company between 1974-83.
Rare in both commerce and institutionally with no copies on OCLC. The Victoria & Albert Museum has a poster for the performance but no programme. The British Library has a copy of the programme for the Edinbugh Festival premiere only.
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