Publications and Scholarship

Dr. Mark B. DeGarmo’s scholarship derives from his long-term sustained transcultural transdisciplinary artistic performance, practice, production, and dissemination. His dissertation explores the relationship between movement improvisation and nonverbal learning. His doctoral research culminated in a learning theory: “Accessing Embodied Imagination.”

Below follows a sample of his written scholarship and presentations:

Accessing Dance’s Meanings through Reflective Embodied Imagination. Making the Case: Transforming the Lives of Children through The Arts. Variety, The Children’s Charity 2016 Publication.

Accessing Embodied Imagination: Practicing Dance to Achieve Educational Equality. Facing Inequality. 2nd Annual Imagination, Inquiry, and Innovation Institute. Keynote: Janet DiFiore, JD, Westchester District Attorney; Reflections: Maxine Greene, PhD. The College of New Rochelle. 29 Mar. 2014.

Dear Prospective Teaching Artist. Letters to a Young Artist. Dale Davis, ed. Association of Teaching Artists. Accessed 7 Mar. 2016.

Networking, Community and Sharing Resources. New York Foundation for the Arts, MARK Bootcamp Program. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY. 2012.

Latin Dance: Guatemalan Cultural Rescue through Dance Arts. Lecture. New York Public Library St. George Library Center, Staten Island. 22 Oct. 2012.

Accessing Embodied Imagination: Broadening Experiential Learning through Movement Improvisation. TEDxDUMBO. NYC Regional Learning and Leadership Network. Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY. 2010.

Reflecting on Improvising “Under the Radar.” Unpublished paper. 2010.

Creative Movement and Dance Process. Empire State Partnerships Summer Seminar 2009: Creativity as Catalyst. C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University. 2009.

Developing Movement Learning Theory from Improvisational Composition. Focus on Dance Education: Take a Bite of the Apple—Exploring Resources to Promote Best Practices. 2009 National Conference. National Dance Education Organization. Beacon High School. New York. 2009.

Joyce Theater K-12 & Professional Company Outreach: It Takes Two—Partnerships between Professional Dance Companies and K-12 Educators. Co-presented by The Joyce Theater with Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo, and Mark DeGarmo & Dancers. Focus on Dance Education: Take a Bite of the Apple—Exploring Resources to Promote Best Practices. 2009 National Conference. National Dance Education Organization. Clark Theater, Lincoln Center Institute. New York. 2009.

Integrating Dance into the PreK-5 Curriculum. 21st Century Arts in Learning: Innovation, Imagination and Creativity in the Age of Testing. Keynote Jonathan Kozol. University of New York at Buffalo, Graduate School of Education, Western New York Regional Leadership and Learning Network, and The Coalition of Arts Providers for Children, Inc. 2008.

Key Ingredients to Effective Arts Education Partnerships between Schools and Arts Organizations. Using the Arts to Energize Core Curriculum: An Education Conference in the Hudson Valley. New York State Alliance for Arts Education, Columbia County Council on the Arts, and Richard B. Fisher Center. Bard College. 2008.

Accessing Embodied Imagination: A Movement-Learning Theory and the Lincoln Center Institute Approach to Aesthetic Education. Aesthetic Education: Expanding Notions of Excellence in K-18 Learning Communities conference, Equity Studies Research Center, Queens College. 2007.

Accessing Embodied Imagination: An Approach to Experiential Learning through Movement Improvisation. Dissertation. Union Institute & University, 2006. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2007. 3278515.