Our original performance works celebrate the cultural diversity of the world and provide a platform for cultural diplomacy and exchange. We have received awards, honors, and acclaim for our performances and scholarship.
For over 30 years, Mark DeGarmo has created and produced over 100 performances and multiple international tours across 13 countries.
Founded in 2010, MDD’s Salon Performance Series provides an opportunity to view and engage with original performing arts and dance works-in-progress of guest artists.
Since the 2020-21 season (including MDD’s Virtual International Arts Festivals for Social Change in October 2020 and March 2021) featured the work of 328 artists/performers from over 23 countries and 16 U.S. states in 18 live virtual salons.
Colleagues who presented and who participated mentioned the immediacy and thrill of viewing and presenting diverse live remote work performed and broadcast from a wide range of time zones, countries, cultures, and backgrounds during a shared critical global circumstance. The Salon Performance Series was an opportunity for collective sharing, joy, and refreshment during a time when artists and audiences alike needed to feel human connectivity, kindness, appreciation, and authenticity from other people around the globe. We will present virtual salons until we are able to present hybrid in-person and live virtual broadcasts.
For inquiry or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The international festival creates a space for artists, scholars, and audiences to share, respond, and reflect beyond traditional, commercial performance spaces that often exclude people and limit access.
Mark DeGarmo Dance premiered its Interview Series: Creativity and Creative Practice in 2020, consisting of short interviews with artists about their artistic work and responses to unexpected, rapidly changing events.
June 5th: Ernesta and Andra Corvino
June 19th: Anabella Lenzu
July 3rd: Anne Harris
July 17th: Ronald A. Alexander
July 31st: Clarence Brooks
August 14th: Eva Yaa Asantewaa
“Moveable Moments” is a series of short improvisations performed by dancer, choreographer, and improvisational composer Mark DeGarmo, filmed and shared in monthly installments on Mark DeGarmo Dance’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
We are now booking Las Fridas for 2022-23. Click here for Booking Inquiries.
Las Fridas: A Movement Installation and Offering is a 60-minute transcultural transdisciplinary duet inspired by the life, loves, suffering, and artwork of Mexican painter and revolutionary Frida Kahlo.
November 2019 audience members heralded Las Fridas as:
- “Brilliant in composition & execution.”
- “Not scared to push the audience right up to the edge that the performers are living on.”
- “Wonderfully in your face, both literally and metaphorically.”
Mark DeGarmo‘s transdisciplinary solos highlight a range of theatricality: from drama to comedy and abstract to literal movement. This solo performance combines dance, music, theater, performance art, and clown. It investigates Walt Whitman and Raymond Duncan, Isadora Duncan’s brother. The program includes The Metrics of Awakening, Whoever You Are (Meditations on Walt Whitman), and A Happening: Raymond Duncan’s Art/Work Theories.
Mark DeGarmo Dance is seeking 10-second long video submissions from anyone (artists of any discipline, non-artists, dancers or non-dancers) who wants to move and share their expression! All submissions will be compiled into one final Global Dance Circle video and shared on social media! Our 8th Global Dance Circle video will be shared on December 21st (the winter solstice) with the theme: “Celebration.”
Professional and recreational dancers are all invited to submit a clip. To be included in MDD’s next “Global Dance Circle” video, email a 10-second clip of your best moves to email@example.com*
**Deadline to Submit: December 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST
Your name, as you would like it to appear in the video
Your Instagram to be tagged in the IGTV video
Your location (City, State/Region, Country)
A few short sentences about yourself
Check out our most recent GDC video on YouTube: GDC December 2022: Celebration!
*Please note: Mark DeGarmo Dance has the ultimate decision of what is included in the final video. By submitting your video to Mark DeGarmo Dance, you are agreeing to: grant MDD all permissions to use, reproduce and publish said video indefinitely; to alter the same without restrictions; and to copyright the same. You also release MDD and its board of directors, officers, employees, legal representatives, and assigns from any and all such claims, actions, and liability relating to its use of said creative work, photographs, videotapes, and/or likeness. By submitting a clip, you also agree to be added to the MDD email list, from which you may unsubscribe at any time.
About Global Dance Circle
Global Dance Circle programming launched after Virtual Dance for Dance 2020, and as of December 21, 2022, editions 1-7 featured 213 dancers from 43 countries, and 28 U.S. states. In December 2022, edition 7 with its theme of celebration featured submissions from 10 countries: Canada, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Senegal, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. & 4 states: Colorado, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York.