Ella Clarke | 42
Sun 10th April, 3.30pm
@ Dance Artist Survival Toolkit
The Cube, NUI Galway
“Part biography, part history exposition, a kind of TED talks dance, I have to understand what has made me the artist I am, why I love chaos but only if it’s ordered, and what use will it all be when the plane goes down in flames. Using found footage, montage, excerpts from some major ballets, a bit of cut and paste and some of my favourite things, I’ve been writing this dance for years.”
From Russian ballet through contemporary and post-modern dance, via award-winning collaborations with Selina Cartmell and Jason Byrne and at The Abbey & Gate theatres, Ella Clarke has journeyed from the heart of classical ballet to the outer reaches of acceptable public behaviour in search of ‘the thing’ that makes her tick and makes art ‘art’.