Calling all Performing Artists for Works-in-Progress: Mark DeGarmo Dance Seeks Applicants for its Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change 2024.
VSPS provides an opportunity to view and engage with original performing arts and dance works-in-progress of curated artists. Since 2020, VSPS has featured the work of 381 artists/performers from over 30 countries and 18 U.S. states in 22 live broadcast salons. Mark DeGarmo Dance seeks applicants for the 2024 season on Thursdays Feb. 1, Mar. 7 & Apr. 4 at 7:00 PM ET of its Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change, a showcase of original artistic works-in-progress with facilitated audience response. The VSPS 2024 theme is Dance as Social Rescue & Healing.
Broadcast via Zoom on Thursdays Feb. 1, Mar. 7 & Apr. 4 at 7:00 PM ET with the theme Dance as Social Rescue & Healing.
Performances will be hosted live on Zoom. Curated artists will broadcast their live performances of works-in-progress from their preferred locations and attract audiences; they must have the proven technical and marketing capacity to do so in order to be considered. Rent previous performances (by donation). Ticketing for the 2024 series will be available in Fall 2023.
About MDD’s Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change
Founded in 2010, MDD's Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change supports performing artists in New York City & State, U.S., and globally with a focus on Asian American, Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Latinx, and others, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+, seniors, and others. SPS provides a curated opportunity for the general public to view, engage with, and demystify the creation of original dance and movement works-in-progress of emerging, mid-career, and established artists. The program began in 2010 when choreographer, director, and producer Mark DeGarmo hosted salons in his studio to create via ongoing public sharings his 60-minute Las Fridas: A Movement Installation and Offering about the life, loves, traumas, and art of Mexican painter and revolutionary Frida Kahlo. Las Fridas will receive its Mexico premiere in Coyoacan, Mexico City in Oct. 2023 and hit the boards at MDD Studio Theater 310 at the Clemente Center Nov. 1-5.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.