Mark DeGarmo Dance continues its fall performance season with November performances of Las Fridas, a 60-minute transcultural, transdisciplinary, dance-theater duet choreographed and directed by Mark DeGarmo. This piece is inspired by the many dualities in the life and artwork and life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. NY critics heralded Las Fridas as “brilliant,” “mesmerizing,” and “fearless.”
Artistic associates for over 30 years, Marie Baker-Lee and Mark DeGarmo will perform the two roles.
About Mark DeGarmo
Mark DeGarmo is an award-winning, internationally recognized choreographer, performer, writer, and researcher with a passion for intercultural community-building. Over 30 years, DeGarmo has produced over 100 dance-theater works and 30 international tours promoting cultural diplomacy and exchange in 12 countries across Latin America, Europe and Russia. The recipient of the 2015 Martha Hill Dance Fund’s Mid-Career Award, he serves as Dance Director of Tlacopac International Artist Residency Mexico City.
His article, “Transdisciplinary Performative Improvisation” will appear in Spanish in the University of Colima, Mexico’s textbook, “Teaching Choreographic Composition from a Transdisciplinary Focus” pending 2019 publication. His love of Mexico for over 30 years led him to create “Las Fridas.”
Over 30 years, DeGarmo has produced more than 100 dances and 30 international tours promoting cultural diplomacy and exchange in 12 countries across Latin America, Europe and Russia.