Mark Dendy Projects
Mark Dendy Projects was formed in 2008, with longtime collaborator Stephen Donovan, to create socially conscious dance-theater work. Works include Golden Belt, set in an abandoned tobacco-processing factory in North Carolina (premiere 2009, American Dance Festival); Ritual Cyclical, an epic site-specific work for 80 dancers at Lincoln Center Out of Doors (premiere 2013); Dystopian Distractions! at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara (premiere 2014); Labyrinth at Abrons Arts Center (premiere 2014); NEWYORKnewyork@ AstorPlace at Joe’s Pub; Whistleblower at Dixon Place (premiere 2015) and coming 2017 ELVIS EVERYWHERE at ADF and JACOBS PILLOW. APAP JANUARY 5/6/7 2017 at ADF @ DIXON PLACE
His commercial theater credits include choreography for Taboo, The Pirate Queen (Broadway); The Wild Party, The Miracle Brothers, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well… (Off-Broadway); Pippin, Camille Claudel, Hair (regional and national tours); The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera); Orpheus (NYC Opera); and Rappacini’s Daughter (Gotham Chamber Opera).
He has received a wide variety of awards and honors, most notably a 1997 Bessie Award, a 2000 Obie Award for his choreography for The Wild Party, the National Society of Arts and Letters Sustained Achievement Award (1990), the Herb Alpert Award and the Joe A. Calloway Award (both in 2000), as well as numerous grants.