Classes & Workshops

Mixt Co. Open Class at The Loft

Date: December 17, 2018

Time: 7:00PM

Location: Christ Church Loft I Greenwich, CT

Mixt Co. Open Class at The Loft

MBDance Artistic Director Maria Bauman-Morales will teach open contemporary technique class at the Loft, hosted by Mixt Co. 

 

MBDance Residency at Sarasota Contemporary Dance Summer Intensive

Start date: July 20, 2019

End date: July 27, 2019

Location: SCD Home Studio I Sarasota, FL

MBDance Residency at Sarasota Contemporary Dance Summer Intensive

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

Tell ’em I’m Gone Music and Social Dances from the African Diaspora

Date: October 12, 2018

Time: 7:30-9:00pm

Location: International House Philadelphia, PA

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Tell ’em I’m Gone Music and Social Dances from the African Diaspora

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.

 

 

MBDance Residency at Rhode Island College

Start date: September 16, 2018

End date: September 21, 2018

Location: Rhode Island College | Providence, RI

MBDance Residency at Rhode Island College

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.

Circling Back: Remembering Dance at Gibney Dance

Date: September 13, 2018

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Gibney Dance | New York, NY

Circling Back: Remembering Dance at Gibney Dance
Along with Nicky Paraiso, director of Programming for The Club at La Mama, Maria Bauman will guide this monthly experiential gathering of arts community members (you!) as they reflect on themes and ideas from the previous evening’s Long Table, Against Forgetting: Archiving Dance. Maria and Nicky will share wisdom, core values and ways of living that inform their creative movement practice, and will create space for the participants to do the same. Each circle–unique in format and content–will establish respectful, generous and generative space held by the guides and all who attend. This is part of Eva Yaa Asantewaa’s Long Table and Circling Back series, held at Gibney Dance. See you there! 

MiXt Co. Day-Long Summer Dance Retreat

Date: June 27, 2018

Time: 9:00am-7:00pm

Location: The Barn | New Canaan, CT

MiXt Co. Day-Long Summer Dance Retreat

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.

Teaching MBDance Techniques and Repertory at Alexandra Beller Summer Intensive

Date: June 14, 2018

Time: 11:30am-3:00pm

Location: Gallim Studio | Brooklyn, NY

Teaching MBDance Techniques and Repertory at Alexandra Beller Summer Intensive

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.

Community Dance Class at Yale

Date: April 15, 2018

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Location: Yale University | New Haven, CT

Community Dance Class at Yale

Respect, Equity, and Excellence in our Visiting Arts Practices

Date: March 9, 2018

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Location: RestorationART | Brooklyn, NY

Respect, Equity, and Excellence in our Visiting Arts Practices

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.

Tues/Thurs Professionals’ & Pre-professionals’ Class

Start date: January 30, 2018

End date: February 20, 2018

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Gibney Dance Center | New York

Tues/Thurs Professionals’ & Pre-professionals’ Class

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!

 

Renew and Restore Workshop for inspireDANCE Festival

Date: January 25, 2018

Time: 4:50pm-6:05pm

Location: University of Rochester | Rochester, NY

Renew and Restore Workshop for inspireDANCE Festival

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.

MBDance Residency at James Madison University

Start date: January 7, 2018

End date: January 11, 2018

Location: James Madison University | Harrisonburg, VA

MBDance Residency at James Madison University

Maria Bauman will create a dance for students there, drawing on themes of resourcefulness and lineage. We’re excited to travel to Virginia!