Mark DeGarmo Dance Presents its Virtual Salon Perf
Mark DeGarmo Dance continues its transcultural transdisciplinary Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change 2022 to an international audience on Zoom with performances featuring global performing artists from New York City and Riga, Latvia-- Sloga Iyengar (New York City), Marija Krtolica & Dustin Maxwell (New York City), Aigars Larionovs & Nauris Mikelis Goba (Riga, Latvia), and Debbie Mausner (New York City) on Thursday April 7th at 7PM ET. Each performance is curated and includes audience response supported, encouraged, and facilitated by Dr. Mark DeGarmo.
Tickets are by donation and can be purchased here.
About the Artists
Nauris Mikelis Goba is a Latvian dancer and Choreographer. He graduated from Latvia Academy of Culture with his BA in contemporary dance art. Nauris has participated in international dance projects such as SHARE festival in Slovakia and Macedonia, COLINE dance education program in France, and others.
Sloka Iyengar is a neuroscientist and Bharatanatyam dancer passionate about using her dance and science training for public impact. She is the founder of “SamyuktaNYC” (Samyukta in Sanskrit means “to come together”) to explore the many points of convergence between dance and neuroscience.
Marija Krtolica (PhD in dance, Temple University; MA PS NYU; MFA choreography UC Davis) has been making dance-theater since the early 1990s. In her recent works, she aims to join an experimental artistic practice with a critical analysis of the shifting meanings of the expressive embodiment in society.
Aigars Larionovs is a Latvian-born movement artist and choreographer. He graduated with an MFA degree from Florida State University School of Dance in May 2020. He has taught capoeira and dance workshops in the US, Latvia, Italy, and Greece. He has performed works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Guy Nader and Maria Campos, Ilze Zirina, and Josephine Garibaldi.
Dustin Maxwell is a movement based performer, performance maker, visual artist, yogasana instructor, thai bodyworker, and death doula in training. He holds a BA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. He is a 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow and was nominated for a 2015 Sage Award for Outstanding Performer.
Debbie Mausner is a dance artist and educator from Brooklyn, NY. In addition to choreographing and performing, she is also a co-founder and producer of the emerging artist series Current Showcase.
About Mark DeGarmo Dance
Founded in 1987, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a leading New York nonprofit dance organization that educates New York City communities and children; creates, performs, and disseminates original artistic work; and builds intercultural community through dance arts. MDD commits its resources to serving social justice, equity, and equality issues across multiple fronts through dance arts in NYC, the U.S., and internationally. MDD celebrates its 35th Anniversary in 2022.
Join us for a virtual program in conjunction with the exhibition ᎢᏛᏍᎦ ᏫᏥᏤᎢ ᎠᎵᏰᎵᏒ: ᎪᏥᎩ ᏣᎳᎩ ᏔᎷᏣ ᏗᎬᏗ, ᎦᏙ, ᏃᎴ ᎪᎵᏍᏗᎯ Weaving Across Time: Contemporary Cherokee Basket Making, Land, and Identity. Lightning round talks followed by a panel about the intrinsic relationship between Eastern Band Cherokee identity, land, and craft. Speakers include Adam Griffith, Director of the Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources based in Cherokee, NC, and Dr. Courtney Lewis, Professor of Anthropology at Duke University, and Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina – Columbia. She is the author of Sovereign Entrepreneurs: Cherokee Small-Business Owners and the Making of Economic Sovereignty.
Two Day Watercolor Mastery for Beginners & Advance
Have you always thought it would be wonderful to be an artist, but had little success? This is the opportunity to make it happen. Via ZOOM learn to handle watercolor effectively. After transferring the drawing, you'll follow the instructor step-by-step to build designs in permanent Micron ink. On top of that, we'll use the classical watercolor techniques to create a charming, whimsical, ready-to-frame painting. Watercolors and ink together enable wonderful effects. We will develop the painting step-by-step together. Please see below for supply list. There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day. Registration opens February 18.
Join in with this fun online puppeteering workshop! We will create puppets to tell stories together in playful, improvisational styles. Puppeteers are invited to collect some treasures before the workshop to help tell their stories. Objects from the natural world (shells, acorns, feathers, stones etc.), animal friends (cut out magazine images, stuffed animals, even a well behaved pet), or favorite costume clothing are welcome!
During the session students will explore adaptations of improv games, with a focus on surprising twists and turns, everyday dilemmas, and community celebrations. Good listening skills are a must. Other important requirements include being silly, accepting of others, open to new experiences, and joyful. Let's play with puppeteering!
Two Day Watercolor Mastery for Beginners & Advance
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced painter, this stunning watercolor of Mums will teach you how to portray a deep black background, a lace doily, a glass vase, and brilliant mums rich in detail. The drawing will be sent to you; this is all about how to paint in watercolors! Please see below for supply list. There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day. This class will be taught through Zoom. Pre-registration is required.
Are you an emerging curator working within contemporary craft? Sign up for the 2023 Curatorial Fellowship application information session. Participants will be able to learn more about the fellowship and ask questions. Visit website for more information.
Join the NC Dance Festival as we delve into dance in this virtual program – like a book club, but for dance. Participants will watch and discuss short dance works, finding new ways to appreciate and explore the world of dance and building new connections with a wider community of dance lovers and dance professionals. Whether you have years of experience with dance or none at all, you are welcome in this group! For our inaugural session, we will be watching and discussing dance by Charlotte choreographer Sarah Council. Want to attend? Limited to 20 participants, so reserve your spot today.
Writers from North Carolina and its border states — Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia — are invited to enter their work in four categories: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and flash. All winners and honorable mentions will be published in Writers/South: Journal of Charlotte Lit in the spring. The contest is open September 1 – December 1. Winners will be announced on March 1, 2022 and the journal will be published on May 1, 2022.
The contest is open from September 1 – December 1, to writers currently or previously residing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Beauty is Pain is a narrative short about two sisters’ relentless quest for beauty. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director/Writer/Editor, Heather Woodfield and Producer, Denise Dorn in conversation with Artist, Jamie Leo.
This program is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps.
Enjoy this wonderful Morningsong with Felipe Pérez y Sus Polkeros! During Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15, the Folk School is honoring the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino American through special events and programs. We invite you to celebrate with us!
Felipe has been playing professionally since 1950, when he started performing in South Texas cantinas at 10 years old. He learned to play from, and long accompanied, the legendary Juan López, known as "El Rey de la Redova." Felipe played with Los Sargentos in the 1950s, when he recorded to 78 rpm records, and has been performing as Felipe Pérez y Sus Polkeros for decades. He has recorded a series of albums backed up by NEA Traditional Arts Master Santiago Jiménez Jr. Felipe was inducted into the Conjunto Hall of Fame in 2018. Now in his 80s, Felipe is still performing, playing concerts and dances across the country. We were so impressed with his performances at the Folk School in August that we recruited him to pre-record a set to be livestreamed Morningsong series. We hope he plays his newly composed Coronavirus Polka!
Join us every Friday morning on Facebook Live for Virtual Morningsong. It's a great way to start the day! To watch live, all you have to do is visit our Facebook Page at 7:45 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. on Fridays.