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.
Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashup #4 - US-Africa M
Common Ground features artists seemingly different in discipline, practices, or cultural identity who explore global connections, celebrating distinctions that make cultures unique. Our NEW series Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashups are curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London (The Klezmatics) bringing together two amazing global music artists along with accompanists for an afternoon of music, conversation and exploration. Post-show Q&A.
Newman Taylor Baker/WashboardXT is a jazz drummer and washboard player whose music has brought him to over 45 countries. A true rhythm master, Newman Taylor Baker is well known for his traditional southern practice of using spent 12-gauge shotgun shells to play his washboard. He has performed with the Richmond Symphony and many others, as well as undergoing research into his family’s roots - including his grandfather, the only former slave to receive a PH.D from Yale.
Feifei Yang is a musician, singer, instructor, and an arts entrepreneur. Hailed as "The Chinese Huqin Girl Stepping into Hollywood" by SinoVision, she is an Erhu and Banhu performance expert and vocalist whose talents are revolutionizing the global music and entertainment scenes. Yang has performed at Times Square, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Barclays Center, and many others.
This concert is accompanied by NYC-based pianist and composer, Zhihua Hu.
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Taking their name from the word for heart in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, OKAN, is a women-led ensemble that fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, courage and love. OKAN is an award-winning contemporary Afro-Cuban roots and jazz duo.
Moskitto Bar is a unique sound created in the multi-cultural hub of Toronto. Moskitto Bar defines the new sound. A combination of original and with a new mix of Ukrainian, Balkan, Iraqi Middle-Eastern and French Celtic music. The project was initiated by Tangi Ropars when he met newcomers Yura, from Ukraine, and Ahmed, from Iraq. In June 2016, during a gathering in Northern Ontario, they met every day in the woods to share and teach each other their respective melodies and rhythms. As they were playing, the rural Ontario mosquitos, were joyfully feasting on the multicultural group inspiring their eponymous name. Almost two years later, the trio connected with the notable violin player, Fethi Nadjem freshly landed for Algeria, adding his flavour to the sound mix. More than the music, despite their diverse traditions, political and social stories, they share a deeper connection, a mutual love and respect for each other and a common desire to spread messages of unity.
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Dance Workshop
MON, MAR 22, 2021 12:00 PM
This virtual event will take place on Zoom. RSVP to receive the zoom workshop link and reminder.
Join Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre and Flushing Town Hall for a live dance workshop (over Zoom) at 12:00 PM ET. This open level hour-long dance class - taught by YSDT company member Samaa Wakim in English and Arabic - utilizes improvisation, visualization, and choreography to explore the themes and techniques of YSDT's new dance film work, '3 x 13'.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing to move in and bring a smart phone with video capability if they have one. Classes are adapted to fit in a variety of spaces large and small.
Program: E. BLOCH (1880-1959) — Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio
I. Andante II. Andante quieto III. Tempestoso
SCOTT JOPLIN (1868-1917) — Selected Rags for Solo Piano
S. BARBER (1910-1981) — Cello Sonata op 6
I. Allegro ma non troppo II. Adagio III. Allegro appassionato
WILLIAM BOLCOM (b. 1938) — Selected Rags for Solo Piano
G. GERSHWIN (1898-1937) — Porgy and Bess Suite for Violin and Piano (Arr. by Jascha Heifetz) I. Summertime II. My Man's Gone Now III. Bess, You is My Woman Now IV. It Ain't Necessarily So V. Tempo di Blues (There's A Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New York)
AMY BEACH (1867-1944) — Piano Trio in a minor Op. 150
I. Allegro II. Lento espressivo III. Allegro con brio