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Mark DeGarmo Dance Broadcasts its Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change 2020-21

Mark DeGarmo Dance Broadcasts its Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change 2020-21


Mark DeGarmo Dance




Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 7:00pm



Mark DeGarmo Dance

Mark DeGarmo Dance Broadcasts its Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change 2020-21 featuring BIPOC-Black Indigenous People of Color, Emerging and Experienced International Performing Artists from Argentina, India, and the United States on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET on Zoom: a curated sharing of works-in-progress with facilitated audience response 


Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 7PM ET (NY) on Zoom*

*Zoom Link will be sent to attendees at 4PM ET the day of the performance. If a donation is made after that time, the MDD staff will send the link via email as soon as possible.


Tickets by Self-Selected Donation:

Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/154730646529

Paypal: paypal.me/markdegarmodance

Venmo: Mark-DeGarmo-2


Mark DeGarmo Dance broadcasts its transcultural transdisciplinary Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change to a New York City, national, and international audience on Zoom with performances featuring performing artists Anabella Lenzu (Argentina; NYC, USA), Barbara Mahler (NYC, USA), and Seema Viswanath (India; North Carolina, USA) on Thursday, June 3rd at 7PM ET. Tickets on Eventbrite. Each performance includes opportunities for the public to talk with the artists, curated and facilitated by Mark DeGarmo.

Founded in 2010, MDD's Salon Performance Series for Social Change provides a curated opportunity to view and engage with original dance and movement works-in-progress of guest artists. The 2019-20 season featured 51 NYC, USA, and global artists/performers in 9 salons, the final 3 of which were held virtually on Zoom. The 2020-21 January to June monthly series was 100% virtual.

Mark DeGarmo Dance recognizes the impact of COVID-19 on New York City, U.S., and international artists and their communities. MDD is committed to offering innovative and supportive opportunities for performing artists to network, share, and develop their work. Through its curatorial choices, MDD connects the embodied imaginations of a global community.

Mark DeGarmo curates the series and facilitates audience response during each salon. DeGarmo guides discourse among the artists and audience members. MDD’s objective is to demystify the process of creating dance and to encourage members of the general public to actively participate in the development of original works-in-progress. And to increase their understanding of dance as an accessible and enjoyable transcultural-transdisciplinary art form.

MDD’s April Edition of the Virtual Salon Performance Series premiered on Thursday, April 1st, 2021 and featured artists from England, Haiti, Malaysia, Mexico, and the USA. The recorded version of the program is available to rent by donation on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/154730646529 


About the Artists

ANABELLA LENZU is a dancer, choreographer, writer, and teacher with over 30 years of experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy, and the USA; originally from Argentina; living in Brooklyn.


BARBARA MAHLER is an acclaimed choreographer, movement educator (Kleintechnique), and body worker (zero balancing) residing and working in the greater New York area.


SEEMA VISWANATH, is an Indian classical dancer, educator and choreographer. Based out in North Carolina, she is the artistic director of Nritya MāyāNanda School of Arts.


Founded in 1987, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a nonprofit organization working synergistically for 20 years with and supporting The Clemente Soto Velez Center from MDD Studio Theater 310 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Mark DeGarmo Dance AKA Dynamic Forms, Inc. educates New York City communities and children; creates, performs, and disseminates original artistic work; and builds intercultural community through dance arts. MDD commits its resources to serving anti-racism, social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, sovereignty, compassion, kindness, and peace across multiple fronts through dance arts in NYC, USA, and internationally. The National Endowment for the Arts called MDD’s Partnerships in Literacy through Dance and Creativity© education program “a national model.”

Mark DeGarmo, Ph.D., B.F.A. is a New York City-based dancer, choreographer, writer, and researcher. Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of Mark DeGarmo Dance, DeGarmo’s honors and awards include Martha Hill Dance Fund Mid-Career Award (USA), Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship (Peru), USA Department of State Cultural Specialist Award (Ecuador), and The White House Millennium Artist Program supported by The National Endowment for the Arts. Dr. DeGarmo is (bi-lingual) Dance Director of Puentes y Redes S.C. and Pantzingo Artist Residency in Mexico, an indigenous (P’urhépecha) led initiative to combine the arts, arts education, environmental restoration, and indigenous values.

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