Choreographer (and part time MV production manager) Natalie Maria Clark whips Monster Valley into formation.
Photo: Paige Best
Natalie is a freelance Contemporary Choreographer & Dancer based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ. She is Director of her own independent collective, Black Sheep Productions; is Producer & Creative Assistant to Foster Group, and has choreographed several NZ music videos including Doprah's iconic Stranger People, produced by Candlelit Pictures, which went viral online.
Under Black Sheep Productions, Natalie has self-produced five of her own choreographies - most recently Everything Anyone Ever Wanted, which was selected for Q Theatre's 2016 MATCHBOX season and composed by Sean Kelly, a.k.a Seth Frightening. Natalie's first show, How To Make Friends and Still Appear Normal, toured five NZ cities and took out 'Best Dance' at 2013 NZ Fringe Festival, with Natalie herself being awarded 'Best Newcomer'.
Photo: Blake Gordon
Natalie has ongoing relationships with some of Aotearoa's top dance companies, including Footnote NZ Dance, for which she was commissioned to create 'Revilery' as part of their inaugural 2015 N.O.W. season; and Okareka Dance Company, Rehearsal Directing their acclaimed show Mana Wahine in 2014.
Natalie is currently assisting Foster Group with their first full-length work Orchids, an all-female piece featuring dancers from 7-years to mid-60s in age, premiering at Tempo Dance Festival in October.
Natalie is also rehearsing a new Black Sheep Productions show, Old Tricks New Dogs, with music composed by Doprah's Indira Force, which will play at Basement Theatre in August.
Doprah's iconic Stranger People, produced by Candlelit Pictures.
Natalie's full artistic portfolio is available at www.nataliemariaclark.com