Mark is the Founder and Artistic Director for the all-male dance company Deaf Men Dancing (DMD), it’s a collaboration of professional male dancers/choreographers who like Mark are deaf. Their fusion of different styles of dance with sign-language incorporated into their choreography has created a unique, interesting and original dance company.
DMD was born on 13th August 2010 at a successful showcase of an invited audience, pre showcase they had two weeks choreographic development workshops.
DMD were honoured to be invited to perform at DanceEast’s 1st Anniversary Gala and Candoco’s 20th Anniversary Cabaret.
In 2011, DMD started a new year by performing ‘Sense of Freedom’ at The Place’s Resolution, E4’s ‘Battlefront’, London 2012's Deaf Day, Up-Stream Showcase, Pulse Fringe Festival and Cloud Dance Festival.
Recently Mark Smith & DMD collaborated with Rachel Gadsden, visual artist to create and perform ‘Alive!’ at the Brighton Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival's Dancing City, Liberty Festival, Minifest - Kendal, Bristol’s Habour Festival and Manchester’s Xtrax Festival