Mimi Garrard Dance Company

Mimi Garrard Dance Company

 

Mimi Garrard was a dancer with Alwin Nikolais.  He produced her concerts at the Henry Street Playhouse for ten years and then she toured under the National Endowment Touring Program for many years.  In collaboration with James Seawright, her work was commissioned for CBS Camera Three and WGBH Boston television.  She created more than ninety works for the stage that were performed throughout the United States and in South America.  She received two grants for choreography from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Most recently Mimi Garrard is experimenting in new ways, creating dance for video using digital techniques to transform the dance material.  Her work in this area is unique and is gaining increasing attention.  This work is shown internationally on television, in museums and galleries, and in festivals. It was also shown on the dome of the planetarium in Jackson, Mississippi, and on the BBC BIG screen throughout England.  Over the last three years she participated in 525 international festivals and won 320 first place awards.  She won the Distinguished Alumnae Award from Sweet Briar College in 2019.

She has a half hour monthly television program on Manhattan Neighborhood Network in Manhattan, New York that is streamed live at the time of broadcast. (221 programs to date) She received a life- time achievement award from the INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND LETTERS in Mississippi for her outstanding achievement in dance both for video and for the stage.