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Skeleton Architecture 2017 Bessie Nomination

Congratulations to our Artistic Director, Maria Bauman, and the whole Skeleton Architecture crew for earning a Bessie Award nomination for Outstanding Performers!   About the Bessie’s Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, the NY Dance and Performance Awards have saluted outstanding and groundbreaking creative work by independent dance artists in NYC for over 30 years. Known […]

Technique & Repertory Workshop with MBDance

New York dancers have been asking for MBDance classes while Maria was in graduate school. Now she’s back in New York and those classes are happening! Maria is teaching 10am-2pm Mon-Fri, June 19-23 at Gibney Dance Center. This is a concentrated study of Maria’s dying and dying and dying (NY premier at Gibney in Sept)  for advanced […]

Residency at Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Our Artistic Director Maria Bauman was recently named a 2017/18 Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)! The BAX Artist in Residence program is tailored to each artist’s unique needs, process and artistic practice, and it includes peer support, collaborative problem-solving and constructive criticism. Each artist receives free hours of rehearsal space, an annual stipend, […]

Renew & Restore Workshop for People of Color

One of Maria’s concerns within dying and dying and dying, her new work which will have its New York premier at Gibney in September, is our dwindling opportunity for rest, stillness, and renewal in the U.S. given increasing globalization and the commodification of almost everyone and everything. Hence, Renew and Restore: a time for us to […]

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Sweat Your Truth!

We sweat our truths, flying into the floor safely and using our hands like feet! MBDance classes focus on broadening the dancers’ physical resources while remaining true to their current range and strengths–contemporary dance emphasizing powerful, spatial fluidity and floorwork.

About MBDance

Maria Bauman began MBDance in 2007 to create honest and bold artistic dances from a sense of physical and emotional power, an insistence on equity, and a fascination with intimacy and relationship. In particular, MBDances center the non-linear and linear stories and bodies of queer people of color onstage.