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Mark DeGarmo Dance’s DANCE FOR DANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE 2023 Honors Christine Dakin with its “Dance Ambassador” Award 2023 show poster

Mark DeGarmo Dance’s DANCE FOR DANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE 2023 Honors Christine Dakin with its “Dance Ambassador” Award 2023 at St. Mary's Church Grand Hall (lower level)

Dates: (4/20/2023 )

Theatre:

St. Mary's Church Grand Hall (lower level)

Mark DeGarmo Dance

440 Grand Street east of Clinton Street
New York,NY 10002

Phone: 2123759214

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Mark DeGarmo Dance’s DANCE FOR DANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE 2023 Honors Dancer, Teacher, Director & Filmmaker Christine Dakin with its “Dance Ambassador” Award 2023; & Returns In Person on Thursday April  20th at 6:00-9:00 PM at St. Mary’s Church in NYC’s Lower East Side for the First time in 3 Years to Raise Awareness and Financial Support for its NYC Public Elementary School Dance & Literacy Programs 

WHEN: Thursday, April 20th, 2023 6:30-9:00 PM 

WHERE: St. Mary’s Church, 440 Grand Street east of Clinton Street, Grand Hall (lower level), New York, NY 10002. 

TRAVEL: The site is one block south of Delancey Street and 3 blocks east of the subways at Delancey & Essex Streets. There is municipal parking on Essex St.    

TICKETS, SPONSORSHIPS, & DONATIONS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dance-for-dance-for-social-change-2023-tickets-435668394897?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb 

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Donations by Check: Dynamic Forms, Inc., 107 Suffolk Street, #310, New York, NY 10002

Mark DeGarmo Dance’s Dance for Dance for Social Change 2023 celebrates MDD’s 36th anniversary as a leading NYC not-for-profit dance organization. The evening promises to inspire, engage, and entertain on New York City’s Lower East Side. We will feature our 36-year commitment to bring impactful evidence-based dance education to disenfranchised and under-resourced communities, families, students, and public schools of color across the city. 

The evening will include food and beverages, a dance lesson and dancing to DJ Steve, performances, a silent auction, and a chance to contribute to MDD’s programs.  We will honor esteemed dancer, teacher, director, filmmaker Christine Dakin with MDD’s Inaugural “Dance Ambassador” Award 2023 for her local and global commitment to dance, education, and to humanity’s future generations in the USA and internationally.           

Dance for Dance for Social Change  is Mark DeGarmo Dance’s annual Lower East Side, New York City community celebration that raises awareness and critical funds to support MDD’s vision, mission, core values and 13 programs. MDD’s long-standing tripart mission integrates education, performance, and intercultural community-building through dance arts. MDD’s impacts last year included reaching up to 5,000,000 people across all programs and activities. 

Mark DeGarmo Dance uses dance to engage and empower NYC students through performance and education. MDD’s evidence-based NYC dance education program, Partnerships in Literacy through Dance and Creativity©, was heralded as “a national model” by the National Endowment for the Arts. President Barack Obama commended Dr. DeGarmo and Mark DeGarmo Dance for “your service to your communities and the nation.” Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer designated Nov. 17, 2017 as “Mark DeGarmo Dance Day in Manhattan.” Miss America 2019 Nia Imani Franklin accepted MDD’s Arts Education Advocacy Award 2019.

ABOUT CHRISTINE DAKIN

Christine Dakin, dancer, teacher, director, filmmaker, for four decades performing, teaching, creating dance from Siberia to the Americas, Australia to Europe, collaborating with artists and scholars.  She was principal dancer and Artistic Director of the Martha Graham Dance Company, honored to receive the Dance Magazine Award, a “Bessie” and Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship.  A decade at the Juilliard School, she is currently faculty at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and the Ailey School.

https://christinedakin.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Dakin  

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ABOUT DANCE FOR DANCE’s HONOREES

Mark DeGarmo Dance has honored over the past 11 years leading USA and global artists, educators, scholars, activists, and outstanding citizens concerned for the well-being of the USA and other world democracies and nations via the equitable education and access to the cultural arts of their citizens. “Educational Visionary” Lifetime Achievement Awardees have included educational theorist and social activist Maxine Green (2013); film actress, writer, director, and Co-Founder of The Living Theatre Judith Malina (2014); classical ballet dancers, choreographers and teachers Oleg Briansky and Mireille Brianne (2015); dance author, critic, and educator Deborah Jowitt (2016); dancer, choreographer, and dance educator Patricia Aulestia (2017); Inaugural “Arts Education Advocate” Awardee opera singer, composer, arts education advocate, and Miss America 2019, Nia Imani Franklin; and Inaugural “Dance Ambassador” 2023 Awardee dancer, teacher, director, filmmaker Christine Dakin (2023).  

 

ABOUT MARK DeGARMO DANCE 

Founded in 1987, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a nonprofit organization working from Studio Theater 310 at The Clemente Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side since 2001 that educates New York City communities and children; creates, performs, and disseminates original artistic and scholarly work; and builds intercultural community through dance arts. MDD commits its resources to serving anti-racism, social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and sovereignty across multiple fronts through dance arts in NYC, USA, and internationally. 

ABOUT MARK DeGARMO 

Mark DeGarmo, PhD, BFA is a New York City-based transcultural transdisciplinary dancer/performer, choreographer, writer, researcher, learning theorist, and Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of Mark DeGarmo Dance. Honors and awards include Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship (Peru), Martha Hill Dance Fund Mid-Career Award (USA), USA Department of State American Cultural Specialist Award (Ecuador), and The White House Millennium Artist Program supported by The National Endowment for the Arts (USA). 

 

https://markdegarmodance.org, 

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Our programs are supported, in part, by private funds from Amazon Smile, Jody and John Arnhold, Francis & Benjamin Benenson Foundation, The Benevity Community Impact Fund, Bernheim Foundation, The Cashin Family Fund, Lindley DeGarmo & Sarah Finlayson Charitable Trust, Friends of Mark DeGarmo Dance, Goldman Sachs, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Hershkowitz Family Giving Fund, Andrew & Ellen Jenkins Charitable Trust, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, The Ruth & Seymour Klein Foundation, McKinsey & Company, Network for Good; and by public funds from National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Council Member Carlina Rivera, District 2, Manhattan; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; New York City Department of Education; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

 

Photo Credit: Peter C. Cook

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