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

Click here to Apply for the 2021-22 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.

The 2020-21 season (including MDD’s Virtual International Arts Festivals for Social Change in October 2020 and March 2021) featured the work of 263 artists/performers from 23 countries and 16 U.S. states in 12 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:

2020-21 Season
2019-20 Season
2018-19 Season

Click here to experience SPS 2019-2020 on YouTube.

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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.

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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

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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