MBDance Artistic Director Maria Bauman-Morales will teach open contemporary technique class at the Loft, hosted by Mixt Co.
Our Artistic Director, Maria Bauman-Morales, will set work on the Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company and teach contemporary technique as a part of the 2019 Summer Intensive, July Session.
Past Classes & Workshops
MBDance leads a participatory social dance and history session in Philadelphia as part of the Tell ’em I’m Gone family event. The fun evening is organized by Ashley Phillips of APSoul, in partnership with Intercultural Journeys.
From hard work to cheerful child’s play, songs and chants have always kept time, collecting and sharing our stories as we go about our daily lives. In Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, singer-songwriter Ashley Phillips and a host of amazing artists trace our songs of work and play from the folk music of the African Diaspora to its 21st-century forms.
Maria Bauman will engage with dancers in multiple ways during the residency. She is creating a piece for the college dance company in addition to teaching technique classes.
MBDance joins MiXt Co. for a Day-Long Retreat full of dance! Maria Bauman will be engaging in site specific work in scenic New Canaan, CT. She will be joined by other artists Pamela Pietro, Nathan Trice, Mitzi Adams, Marcia Brooks, Becky Radway, and John Zullo. Each day is filled with a technique and repertory class, and a sharing of the work and reception in the evening.
Maria will be leading students through MBDances’ techniques and repertory. She is happy to be working alongside Kelly Bartnik, Olivier Tarpaga, Alexadra Beller and Jennifer Harge during the Intensive.
About Technique/Repertory: What’s MBDance class like? 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.
In her participatory session, dance artist and community organizer Maria Bauman will help us identify and embody our best thinking around how we honor the history and culture of places we visit as teaching artists, arts administrators, and artists in residence. She will also coach participants to consider how race affects our artistic relationships within various communities. She will bring her experiences with MBDance, with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, and with Urban Bush Women among others to help address the conference theme. This session is open to everyone, and includes verbal and movement discussion as well as other artistic modes.
This session is part of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable Day of Learning on Equity and Inclusion.
MBDance is back at Gibney Dance Center! Maria is leading dance classes in the Contemporary Forms slot. She is teaching Tuesday and Thursday from January 30th through February 20th, 10:00am-12:00pm.
What’s MBDance class like? 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. Come sweat your truth!
This workshop with choreographer Maria Bauman creates the time and context to slow down and experience physical and mental restoration. Drawing upon Maria’s background in partnered stretching and in designing and implementing movement experiences for people of all ages and levels of comfort in their bodies, she is offering safe tools for muscle ease and lengthening and greater breath awareness. We will relieve tension, increase flexibility, release energy stashed in the body, and take in the caring energy of the group – leaning on one another literally and figuratively for greater release than is possible alone. The workshop is all-gender inclusive, gender-presentation inclusive, age inclusive, and body positive; all body types and levels of experience are welcome.
Maria Bauman will create a dance for students there, drawing on themes of resourcefulness and lineage. We’re excited to travel to Virginia!