Martha Clarke, the choreographer and director, lives in a home in Sherman, Conn., that was once occupied by the painter Arshile Gorky. Her son, David Grausman, right, is a jazz pianist, who has a regular gig at the Mayflower Inn in Washington, Conn.
She bought the 19th-century Sherman farmhouse for $155,000 in 1982.
Gorky's onetime painting studio is where she created the choreography for "Earthly Delights," Ms. Clarke's 1984 landmark dance piece.
Ms. Clarke's two Pomeranians, named Sofie and Pie, on a counter in her kitchen
A wooden giraffe in the home's glass-walled room ("Gorky called it the Glass House," she said) is not a theater memento. "I've had that since I was 7 years old," she said. "It was made by some artist in Baltimore. She's followed me everywhere."
It has been furnished with a mixture of things that have resonance for her, including her mother's collection of pink lusterware pitchers and the antique Thonet chairs around the dining table.
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