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Clarke, Martha

Overview
Works: 27 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 831 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Filmed dance  Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Dance films  Juvenile works  Filmed ballets 
Roles: Director, Dancer, Choreographer, Performer, Editor, Interviewee, Author, dir
Classifications: PR6058.A555, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Martha Clarke
 
Most widely held works by Martha Clarke
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the grandeur and shabbiness of Venice in the grip of disease. Portrays the moral and physical degeneration of Aschenbach, the writer whose obsessive and self-devouring pursuit of beauty in the form of the boy Tadzio leads him to humiliation and death
Alice's adventures under ground by Lewis Carroll( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By falling down a rabbit hole and stepping through a mirror, Alice experiences unusual adventures with a variety of nonsensical characters
Pilobolus Dance Theatre( Visual )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the formation of Pilobolus and performances by the company
Martha Clarke : light & dark : a dancer's journal by Joyce Chopra( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the process of producing art through dance by portraying artist Martha Clarke as she creates an evening of original theatrical dance
Martha Clarke : light & dark, a dancer's journal by Joyce Chopra( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martha Clarke: Light and Dark portrays an artist's imaginative sources, and the process through which she creates an original evening of theatrical dance. The film departs from traditional dance films by looking behind finished performance to its imaginative sources and the process by which performance grows. A member of Pilobolus Dance Theater since 1971, Martha Clarke left the Company to develop a more openly theatrical evening of her own. Her work is hard to pin down, drawing from modern dance, mime, the traditional clown's repertoire, and form paintings. It is often comic, yet with a pathos wholly original to her own make-up as an artist. Filmmaker Joyce Chopra and Martha Clarke worked together for over one year, filming Martha and her collaborators at her studio. In this way they were able to follow the development of four new dance pieces and the hard work of refining, rehearsing and then learning from audiences. All is interwoven with the remarkable setting in Connecticut where she lives with her family, surrounded by turkeys, peacocks, goats, etc., from whose faces she has learned to mime some of her choicest comedy. Intercut are books, pictures, sketches by beloved artists, masks and dresses - all seen to convey Martha's constant search for images that will cut deeply, moving or amusing people to their core. Martha Clarke's work is about loneliness, about being a woman, about being an animate creature, about the strangeness of performance itself
Comedy & outrage in dance( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choreographers Martha Clarke and Senta Driver discuss some ways in which they have defied traditional expectations in their dance works: reversing traditional gender roles in lifting, or treating themes such as eroticism and aging. Specific works discussed include Clarke's Nocturne, seen in an excerpt from Joyce Chopra's film Martha Clarke: Light and dark, and Driver's Sudden death. An excerpt from Driver's Rough cut, a videodance created with Gary Halvorson, closes the program
Haiku( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garden of earthly delights( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two performances, videotaped on two consecutive evenings, of Martha Clarke's The garden of earthly delights. The work is based on the painting by Hieronymous Bosch
Haiku by Martha Clarke( )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miraccolo D'Amore : NPR interview by Martha Clarke( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Martha Clarke's In the night : the creation of a devised performance from a stage management perspective by Tresa Makosky( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Martha Clarke's In the night : dramaturging with creative freedom by Brett John Janecek( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

White Oak Dance Project : fall tour Spokane, Washington( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mikhail Baryshnikov and White Oak Dance Project in a performance at the Spokane Opera House. Baryshnikov performs solo in "Ten Suggestions", appears in a duet with John Gardner ("Concerto Six Twenty-Two"), and dances with the company in "El Penitente" and "Waiting for the Sunrise". Nancy Colahan ("Harmonica Breakdown") and Carol Parker ("Nocturne") dance solo; Dirk Platzek replaces Rob Besserer in his solo piece in "Waiting for the Sunrise". Video quality is good, with many mid-shots and close-ups; audio fades in and out in a noticeable 'cycle'
White Oak Dance Project : Zellerbach Theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Jeanne Ruddy Dance : Juxtapose( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Untitled( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Demonstrates techniques possible with an optical printer. Images are subtly altered with varying degrees of colour and combinations of live domestic scenes and rotoscoped animation
Interview with Martha Clarke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Martha Clarke speaks with John Heilpern about "Garden of earthly delights" and why she chose to revisit the material; collaborating with a new generation; her struggle to fund the revival; her thoughts on Hieronymus Bosch's triptych and the challenge of interpreting hell; her time at Juilliard; her work with Linda Hunt; her time with Pilobolus; her collaborations with writers and incorporating text into her work; movement as abstract; her experience with flying and using flying in her work; working with Robert Israel; her experience working with Jane Greenwood; how the dancers enjoyed interpreting hell; the time it takes her to create a new piece; her process of improvisation; Bosch's use of instruments for torture; wanting her company to feel like a family or community; working to raise the money for the revival; being born and raised in Baltimore; her parents and family history; attending the American Dance Festival at age fifteen; skipping her senior year of high school to start attending Juilliard; studying with Martha Graham's mentor, Louis Horst; Antony Tudor as a main inspiration and how every movement means something; her creative process and choreographing; working with language versus working with textless pieces; "Endangered species"; how she is currently studying flamenco dancing; future projects including a production of "MacBeth."
Vers la flamme : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This program features a panel discussion on Martha Clarke's Vers la flamme, interspersed with performances of excerpts from the work. Clarke discusses adapting the work from several of Anton Chekhov's short stories, including The darling, Enemies, The grasshopper, The lady with the lap dog, and A nervous breakdown. Clarke also discusses the choice of compositions by Aleksandr Scriabin to accompany each piece. O'Riley discusses the music in greater detail, and Clarke talks about her process, from casting to improvisatory collaboration with the dancers to working with the designers. Film clips of three excerpts from Vers la flamme are screened, and a fourth is performed live. The recording ends abruptly, before the program is completed
White Oak Dance Project : fall tour Seattle, Washington( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mikhail Baryshnikov performs with the White Oak Dance Project at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle, WA. The performance is recorded in a long shot: there are no close-ups. The audio portion is switched on and off between works
Commencement 2013 by Or.) Reed College (Portland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Death in Venice
Alternative Names
Martha Clarke American theater director and choreographer

Languages
English (54)

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Alice's adventures under ground