MARK DENDY PAPERS
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Guide to the Mark Dendy Papers, 1981-2017
Mark Dendy (b. 1961) is a New York-based choreographer, writer, dancer, and actor. His career spans experimental dance theater, grand scale site specific work, pure movement dance pieces, opera, improvisation, Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theater. Dendy also founded and served as Artistic Director of two dance companies: Mark Dendy Dance and Theater and Dendy Dancetheater. His work often responds to societal issues, examining diverse themes such as fame, gender, religion, heritage, violence, politics, the media, and values in society. The collection includes newspaper clippings and photocopies, magazines, programs, flyers, large-scale posters, publicity materials, project files, notes and notebooks, financial documentation, and correspondence. Other materials include photographs, negatives, 35 mm slides, DVDs, and VHS, U-matic, Betacam, Betacam-SP, and DVCPRO tapes.
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Title: Mark Dendy papers
Creator: Dendy, Mark
Extent: 13.73 Linear Feet
Repository: American Dance Festival Archives
Language: Material in English
In this Collection. Printed Materials, 1981-2017 and undated. Projects and Related Materials, 1991-2015 and undated. Handwritten Notes, circa 1995-2015 and undatedFinance. 1983-2005 and undated. Correspondence, 1993-1995, 2011, and undated. Photography, 2000, 2004, and undated. Moving Images, 1986-2010 and undated
The collection contains the papers of Mark Dendy, generated through his individual work as a performer and choreographer as well as his work as Artistic Director of both Mark Dendy Dance and Theater and Dendy Dancetheater. It contains printed, photographic, and audio-visual materials that document his performances, press appearances, and public relations activities. The collection also holds materials related to Dendy's creative projects in dance and theater, including scripts, rehearsal schedules, casting notes, and costume and set designs. There are a number of notebooks and handwritten notes on loose paper pertaining to creative projects, choreography, his dance companies, and his personal life. A small amount of correspondence and financial documentation is also contained in the collection.
Materials in the collection include paper-based records, notebooks, newspaper clippings and photocopies, magazines, programs, flyers, press kits, and large-scale posters. Other formats include photographs, negatives, 35 mm slides, DVDs, and VHS, U-matic, Betacam, Betacam-SP, and DVCPRO tapes.