TaMaMa Dance Company (TDC) is a modern dance performance company based in Marquette, Michigan. TDC was founded in 2015 by Tara Middleton, Maggie Barch, and Marissa Marquardson with the goal to increase awareness of dance as an art form. By taking dance off the stage and installing it into new and surprising places, these three dancers provide opportunities for the community to happen upon dance, making the art form more accessible. In addition to traditional theatre venues, they have been known to perform in art galleries, on a rock wall, or on a street corner.
By collaborating with other artists such as musicians, videographers, and costume designers, they create mixed medium works of art that inspire and stretch perceptions of what dance can be.
In their three years together, TDC has performed for a variety of events around the Upper Peninsula, including the City of Marquette’s Halloween Spectacle and Harvestfest, the Marquette Arts and Culture Center Annual Art Awards and Art Week, U.P. Art Prize Reception, Northern Michigan University Dance Concerts, the Blueberry Dance Festival, and The Nutcracker Ballet.