Virtual Salon Performance Series
Mark DeGarmo Dance goes virtual by broadcasting its transcultural transdisciplinary Salon Performance Series on Zoom with performances featuring Callie Hatchett, Zjana Muraro and José María on Thursday, June 11th at 7PM ET. Each performance includes an audience feedback session curated and facilitated by Dr. Mark DeGarmo.
Mark DeGarmo Dance recognizes the impact of COVID-19 on global artistic communities and is committed to offering opportunities for artists to share and develop their work, despite the current circumstances.
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 series highlights artists and performing art and dance forms underrepresented in traditional and commercial performing arts venues nationally and internationally.
Dr. Mark DeGarmo curates the series and facilitates audience response sessions during each installment by adapting Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process. DeGarmo guides discourse among the artists and audience members and encourages the public to actively participate in the development of original works-in-progress.
Usually housed in The Clemente Center, where MDD has been an anchor resident member nonprofit organization since 2001, MDD’s Salon Performance Series works to support the Clemente’s mission, and its determination “to operate in a multicultural and inclusive manner, housing and promoting artists and performance events that fully reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side and the city as a whole.”
About the ArtistsCallie Hatchett is an NYC based dance artist. She grew up in Alabama studying Vaganova based ballet under the direction of Meryane Martin Murphy. She is also a teaching artist for NYC Ballet and MDD.
Zjana Muraro is an independent dance artist, somatic movement practitioner and creative coder. Her own choreographic works have been commissioned and performed in Hong Kong, New York, London, Oulu (Finland), Salerno (Italy), Ga’aton (Israel), Los Angeles and Barcelona. José María, is a queer, nonbinary, Puerto Rican recording and performing artist. They create glam electro-pop music and athletic dance for stage and screen. José’s work orients us towards Queer Future – queering narratives of love, power, and vulnerability.