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 28 international tours in 12 countries across Latin America and Europe.

Virtual Salon Performance Series (for Social Change)

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MDD’s Salon Performance Series, founded in 2010, is a unique opportunity to view and engage with original performing arts and dance works-in-progress of DeGarmo and guest artists. Its facilitated audience response approach is a unique way for the public to actively participate in the creation of new work.  The series gives opportunities to transcultural, transdisciplinary artists and art forms underrepresented in traditional or commercial performing or performance art venues. Traditionally housed in our NYC studio, the series is currently held online via Zoom.

Artist Bios:

2020-2021 Season
2019-2020 Season
2018-2019 Season

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Virtual International Arts (VIA) Festival for Social Change

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.

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Artist Bios:

March 2021 Festival
October 2020 Festival

Interview Series: Creativity and Creative Practice

Mark DeGarmo Dance premieres its new Interview Series: Creativity and Creative Practice, consisting of short interviews with artists about their artistic work and responses to unexpected, rapidly changing events.

Bi-weekly Fridays at 1pm ET (U.S.) on the Mark DeGarmo Dance YouTube Page.

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

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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

Las Fridas

We are now booking Las Fridas for the 2020-22 seasons. For more information, contact

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Las Fridas is a 60-minute transcultural-transdisciplinary duet inspired by the life and work 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 read an interview with Mark DeGarmo and Marie Baker-Lee in The Dance Enthusiast!

Solo Work and Performance

Mark DeGarmo is refining a set of transdisciplinary solo works, highlighting a range of theatrical styles and genres: drama to comedy and abstract to literal. This one-man show combines concert dance, music, theater, performance art, athleticism and clown. It investigates Western artists Walt Whitman and Raymond Duncan. “The Metrics of Awakening,” “Whoever You Are (Meditations on Walt Whitman),” and “A Happening: Raymond Duncan’s Art/Work Theories” make up the 60-minute program.

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