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Ella Clarke Choreography presents 42, a personal examination of how a dancer becomes an artist; whether genes affect thought and the year that ABBA won the Eurovision. Part biography, part history exposition, a kind of TED talks dance, I have attempted in creating this performance, 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.
Graduating from Perm as an Artist of the Federation of Russian Republics, Clarke performed briefly as a ballet dancer, retraining body and mind for the contemporary niche, and ultimately leaving it all behind for post – modernist choreography including work with Deborah Hay. Earning her theatrical stripes through work with Selina Cartmell at the Gate Theatre and Jason Byrne at The Abbey, she has begun entry in late-career following rebirth as a mother and settlement into rural Ireland. She 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’.