Mark Dendy formed his first company, Mark Dendy Dance and Theater, in 1983; they performed until 2000, when he disbanded the company to pursue a career in stage choreography. After meeting with sustained success both on and off-Broadway, he returned to the modern dance scene with Dendy Dancetheater; the new company debuted at the American Dance Festival in 2008.
Since then, the company has performed all over the country, attracting great acclaim for its wit, energy, and unique take on the diverse themes that crop up in Dendy’s creative mind. Comfortable in a wide range of venues, including festivals, stages, and site-specific areas, Dendy Dancetheater is building a ubiquitous presence in today’s dance scene. He is able to combine an ample modern dance vocabulary with his penchant for theatrical ingenuity using elements of musical theater, cabaret, and drag: his ballet, Afternoon of the Faunes, an expansion of and homage to Nijinsky’s L’apres-midi d’un Faun, is a perfect example of Dendy’s ability to transcend the expected.
Dendy Dancetheater Information
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
- Performances/Programs: 75-100 performances per year including individual performances and residencies
- Ticket Prices: Varies widely depending on event, venue, and seating selection.