“As long as artists like Mr. Dendy are making such distinctive, impulsive, personal work, there’s hope for the old town yet.” – The New York Times, October 17, 2014.
Mark Dendy Projects is a New York-based dance company that was founded by choreographer Mark Dendy in 1983. Mark Dendy Projects is a diverse group of collaborators who collectively utilize different dance forms, text, immersive theater, gesture, character portraiture, multi-media, autobiography, original music, psychology, low and high art forms, searing social satire and myth in order to explore The Other, and her place in society as a shamanic force for personal and collective change. It is an integrative approach, the thrust of which is a vigorous physical, psychological, and intellectual inquiry into social justice issues with a particular emphasis on queer theory, perspective, and artistic practice.
The company has performed at PS 122, The American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, Lincoln Center, SummerStage, and DTW, as well as numerous national and international venues. Dendy has been commissioned for new work by many modern and ballet companies worldwide, most notably Pacific Northwest Ballet. His choreographic works include Whistleblower, NEWYORKnewyork @Astor Place, Ritual Cyclical, Labyrinth, Pippin, Camille Claudel, Hair, The Magic Flute at the Met Opera, and Orpheus at the NYC Opera. His grants and awards include Bessie Award (1997); OBIE Award (2000), five NEA fellowships, and the Jerome Foundation Grant.
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