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MBDance Featured on InfiniteBody’s Retrospective 2018 Honor Roll

MBDance is featured on InfiniteBody’s Honor Roll 2018 for our work ‘(re)Source, an investigation-in-process’ at Brooklyn Arts Exchange this past April! InfiniteBody is a blog of “art and creative consciousness” by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. She is a Bessie-Award-winning writer, arts advocate, and curatorial director at Gibney. Her Honor Roll celebrates noteworthy works in the fields […]

Maria Bauman photo by Thomas Dunn

Artistic Director Maria Bauman-Morales Honored with National Choreography Award

The Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center has announced its second cohort of awardees and fellowship candidates. Our own Maria Bauman-Morales is one of them, along with Ananya Chaterjea, Hope Boykin, Stephanie McKee, and Ni’Ja Whitson! The new Cohort was selected through a nationwide vetting process to identify choreographers who have distinctive artistic voices, compelling point […]

MBDancer Courtney Cook Takes Home a Bessie!

Monday evening, October 8th 2018, MBDancer Courtney Cook won a New York Dance and Performance Award, commonly known as a Bessie! It was absolutely fabulous to celebrate her at the award ceremony! Courtney was honored with a Bessie for Sustained Achievement as a phenomenal artist across three different companies: MBDance, Urban Bush Women, and Marguerite Hemmings. […]

MBDance’s Community Action Artist Residency: A Retrospective Video

MBDance had the honor of being Gibney’s 2017 Community Action Artist in Residence and the short, retrospective video on that arts-based community engagement is now available! Click on the link below to see more of MBDance’s residency. During the residency Maria and the MBDancers created with, connected to, and fostered connections among various communities, through dance. This video is a recap […]


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.