MBDance will hold an open studio at Brooklyn Arts Exchange to offer a view into the creation of our newest work, Desire: Sankofa Dreams (working title). Desire is a multi-disciplinary, site-responsive piece centered on imagination and consent as mechanisms of survival which must be practiced rigorously. The piece includes dancing, original text, art installation, and music. Dear […]
Our Artistic Director, Maria Bauman-Morales will join a multitude of esteemed artists including Edisa Weeks, luciana achugar, and Nicky Paraiso, and It's Showtime NYC to co-create a 24-hour “performance filibuster” dedicated to ending gun culture in the USA. The brainchild of George Emilio Sanchez, Bang Bang Gun Amok II Bang Bang Gun Amok II is a 24-hour performance marathon that addresses […]
Our artistic director, Maria Bauman-Morales, will perform (re)Source, an investigation-in-process to kick off the Sarasota Contemporary Dance Summer Intensive, July Program. (re)Source, an improvisatory piece wherein Bauman-Morales dances, sings, and speaks through the assets in her family (both the white and the Blackfolks), what it takes to make it in Trump’s U.S., and what her research into maroonage […]
Maria Bauman and songwriter Ganessa James blend their worlds of dance and music to explore sacred transitions, thruways, and overlaps. In this work, they focus on the human conditions of constant transition and of vulnerability with love-drenched offerings of body and voice. Passages also features dancing by Courtney Cook and Sanchel Brown! They are excited to share […]
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 […]
We must resist elements of society that seek to oppress us. We also know that joy must be part of our resistance. Join this powerful group of Black women performers as we share expressions of joy and of resistance, all while honoring the space that has brought so many of us together. The evening will […]
Dance students at James Madison University in Virginia premiered Maria's work, Flight, this weekend! They dove into the MBDance creative process during their residency in January and now they are ready to share. Opening night is Thursday, wherein the Contemporary Dance Ensemble performs their program New Voices In Dance. To create Flight, Maria was inspired by Erica Garner, community organizer and daughter of Eric Garner […]
Our Artistic Director, Maria Bauman-Morales, is a proud member of the Bessie-award winning collective Skeleton Architecture (SA). SA is a performance collective of Black womyn and gender non-conforming improvisers, originally brought together by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. This performance at Danspace is part of SA's residency there.
MBDance shares a study in myth, creation and desire at Fridays at Noon on December 7. Please join us to witness Up and Down Her Back, danced/told by Courtney Cook, Kayla Hamilton, and Maria Bauman-Morales. Jaimé Dzandu is also sharing work on this program, curated by Paloma McGregor and Eva Yaa Asantewaa.
(re)Source, an improvisatory piece wherein Bauman dances, sings, and speaks through the assets in her family (both the white and the Blackfolks), what it takes to make it in Trump’s U.S., and what her research into maroonage and her own ancestors have to do with all of that. In addition to solo choreographed and improvised dancing, […]