Performance

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.

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Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change

Calling all Performing Artists! Click Here to Apply for the 2023 Season.

Click here to Purchase tickets for the 2023 season!

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.  

Artist Bios:

2023 Season Coming Soon!
2022 Season
2020-21 Season
2019-20 Season
2018-19 Season

Click here to rent the SPS 2022 season on YouTube.

Click here to experience SPS 2019-2020 on YouTube.

For inquiry or questions, please email info@markdegarmodance.org.

Virtual International Arts Festival for Social Change

Click here to Apply for the 2021-22 season!

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.

Click here to Rent previous performances (by donation).

Artist Bios:

March 2021 Festival
October 2020 Festival

Interview Series: Creativity and Creative Practice

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.

Available to rent (by donation) on Eventbrite.

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

Click here to learn more about our Interview Guests.

Moveable Moments

Series of three candid snapshots of Mark DeGarmo dancing and embodying multiple action positions, from Moveable Moments.

“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).

Moveable Moments 2019
Moveable Moments 2020
Moveable Moments 2021
Moveable Moments 2022 

Las Fridas: A Movement Installation and Offering

Postcard for Las Fridas with two dancers (a man and a woman) posed mid-scene. Text reads "Las Fridas: a transcultural transdisciplinary duet inspired by painter and revolutionary Frida Kahlo"

We are now booking Las Fridas for 2022-23. Click here for Booking Inquiries.

Click here to view the trailer.

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.”

Click here to view 2019-20 audience responses.

Click here to read an interview with Mark DeGarmo and Marie Baker-Lee in The Dance Enthusiast!

Solo Performance

 

Mark DeGarmo dances with arms and one leg up in at Jazz at Lincoln Center in front of a wall of windows looking out onto NYC

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.

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Global Dance Circle

MDD is seeking submissions for our next “Global Dance Circle” video. This installment’s theme is “Celebration!”  MDD will be posting this years Global Dance Circle for the winter solstice on December 21st. Show us how, what, when, with who, and why you celebrate the winter solstice!

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 info@markdegarmodance.org*

Please include:
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 here: GDC December 2021: 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.