QueerZagreb

24.&25. 5. 2017

Donna Clark (SAD)

Narcis se uzdiže
Narcissus rising

Zagrebački plesni centar
Ilica 10


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Godine 1968. kada je Eleo Pomare stvorio Narcissus Rising - seksualno agresivan, militantan plesni solo koji će postati njegov umjetnički potpis – činilo se neizvedivo da jedna žena uvjerljivo odglumi i oživi zadanu joj ulogu. No, mnogo stvari koje su nam se tada činile naizvedivima, danas jednostavno nisu. Ples koji je označio pomak mnogima u američkoj plesnom pejzažu, Eleo je kasnije prenio na Donnu Clark koja u njega uvodi autentično svoj izvedbeni potpis zadržavajući duh i intenciju originalne koreografije i izvedbe.


Donna Clark je umjetnica iz New Yorka čijem je intersu za ples prethodilo istraživanje svih oblika umjetnosti, uključujući i glazbu i dramsku umjetnost. Kao umjetnica razvila se unutar programa radionica Alpha Omega Young Adult pod vodstvom Ronna Pratta, te kasnije Andya Torresa. Istodobno, studirala je i na školi suvremenog plesa Martha Graham. S obzirom na dugi niz godina suradnje s Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, pod umjetničkom direkcijom Enriquea Cruz DeJesusa, imala je čast izvoditi i surađivati s koreografom Eleom Pomarom. Performerica je i pomoćna koreografkinja produkcije On Kentucky Avenue te igra u brojnim američkim i europskim kazalištima.


english

In 1968, when Eleo Pomare created “Narcissus Rising,” the sexually aggressive, militant solo that would become his signature dance, it probably seemed inconceivable that a woman could convincingly inhabit the role. But then, lots of things that seemed inconceivable then now do not. Piece that has marked a shift in the US dance landscape, Eleo has transferred later to Donna Clark who has given it her own signature keeping its original spirit and intention.

Donna Clark is an artist from New Yorker who became interested in dance by first exploring all forms of the arts including music and drama. She developed as an artist as a member of the Alpha Omega Young Adult Workshop under the direction of Ronn Pratt and later Andy Torres. Simultaneously she studied at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance on a five-year full scholarship. As a long time artist of the Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Enrique Cruz DeJesus, Clark has had the honor of performing and setting the work of Eleo Pomare. She is a performer and assistant choreographer of the ongoing production of On Kentucky Avenue playing in the local and regional theaters.