WIN tickets to see the Michael Clark Company: On the ninth day of Christmas The Lowry gave to me…

Watch this video and answer the following question to be in with a chance of winning two tickets to Michael Clark Company’s come, been and gone at The Lowry, Fri 28 January.

Q: What is the last word to flash up in the trailer?

A: Ecstatic 

Email your answer to Include the show title, ‘Michael Clark Company’, in the subject line of your email. All Twelve trailers of Christmas competitions close at midnight Wed 5 January. Full competition details.


Michael Clark Company are just one of the highlights in our first ever dance season at The Lowry – Dance Moves 2011.

Check out the Dance Moves video gallery for more insight into what you can expect to see from Danish Dance Theatre, BRB, Flawless, The Trocs, Michael Clark, Phoenix, Ailey 2, Richard Alston, Company Chameleon and Upswing. Quite a lot to get you started with.

Staying with Michael Clark, here are some facts about the man behind the company:

  • He was born in Scotland in 1962 and began traditional Scottish dancing at the age of four.
  • In 1975 he left home to study at the Royal Ballet School in London.
  • He joined Ballet Rambert in 1979, working primarily with Richard Alston. 
  • His first concert of his own choreography was in 1982 at London’s Riverside Studios, where he became resident choreographer. 
  • By 1984 Clark had made 16 original pieces for himself, his friends, and various small-scale companies.
  • Michael Clark and Company was launched in 1984. 
  • In 2005 he became an Artistic Associate of the Barbican Centre, London.
  • He has collaborated with fashion designers BodyMap, artists Leigh Bowery and Sarah Lucas and musicians The Fall.

Visit to discover What’s On plus details on how you can get dancing!


    Follow The Lowry’s Twelve Trailers of Christmas competition on Facebook and on Twitter @The_Lowry #lowryxmas12

    Answer all 12 correctly to be entered into a special prize draw. 

    Enter previous ticket competitions:

    The first day of Christmas – Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella  

    The second day of Christmas – National Theatre’s Hamlet

    The third day of Christmas – Footloose

    The fourth day of Christmas – David McAlmont

    The fifth day of Christmas – Opera North’s The Merry Widow

    The sixth day of Christmas – Goodnight Mister Tom

    The seventh day of Christmas – Andi Osho

    The eighth day of Christmas – Library Theatre Company’s A Doll’s House


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