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The Bessies

Our Artistic Director, Maria won a Bessie Award as part of skeleton architecture…! Earlier this month, at the 2017 New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies) which is our annual concert dance awards ceremony in New York, an unprecedented number of artists of color were nominated for awards and an unprecedented number of artists of […]

(re)Source, an in-progress investigation at BAX

Maria is currently an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange where she is creating a new piece of art currently titled (re)Source. It’s at the beginning stages, but we will have an Open Studios session on November 19. You are invited to come discuss the themes, process, and current embodiment of (re)Source. Improvisation, lineage, resilience. re(Source) is […]

Hunter Students Performing MBDance Repertory

Dancers at Hunter College are getting a taste of what it feels like to be MBDancers! All semester, they have been studying the themes of our dying and dying and dying. They saw the work at Gibney Dance Center and now they are learning excerpts from the piece themselves. In addition to regular instruction and coaching by […]

Using the ACRE Platform: A Toolkit for Racial Equity in Art

ACRE (Artists Co-creating Real Equity) is an intergenerational, multi-racial group of artists and cultural workers committed to organizing for racial equity in the influential realms of art and culture. Creating in multiple genres and at various stages of growth in our artistic fields, they are artists and community organizers united by the foundational anti-racist principles […]


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.