Black & queer speculative dance artwork centering our non-linear and linear stories, our physicality, our ancestors and our ways of being, in performance-ritual settings without tragedizing or tokenizing us.

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In this digital collage multi-sized white black and brown empty bowls line the background. In the foreground is the beautiful profile of a brown person with a bun of locks, eyes open gazing upwards, one hand laid, palm out, on their cheek. Also pictured is soft white cloth, a lit white candle, a pair of brown hands cradling dirt, there is more dirt in the background, and a slender flowering branch. The person in profile is Ziiomi Law photographed by Maddy Talias. Collage by audrey hailes
These are the bodies that have not borne is a performance ritual centering the womb journeys of Black and Brown Read more
Desire: A Sankofa Dream, by Maria Bauman and MBDance, is a site-responsive, immersive performance-ritual built around Black Queer survival techniques such as Read more
"Getting to meet and speak with Maria was a more memorable experience than the picture alone would be able to Read more
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, CUNY Dance Initiative Announce Brooklyn College Residencies Read more
MBDance intrigues in Dying, Dying, and Dying. It began as a meditation on death, but the direction it goes is Read more
Feeling the Vibration of the Periphery : A Conversation Feeling the Vibration of the Periphery : A Conversation with Maria Read more
Ebony Noelle Golden pictured. Photo by Melisa Cardona
Fugitive Choreographies MBDancer : Ebony Noelle Golden An excerpt from EchoSystems: An Ethnography, a series of reflections about the 2015-16 Read more
Please join MBDance as we journey toward the premiere of These are the bodies that have not borne. Our new Read more
These are the bodies that have not borne. is a reckoning, a prayer and a monument to grief and to Read more
For episode 25, Maria speaks with Gibrán Rivera on accountability, wholeness, QTPOC Sankofa Dreaming mini-festival, what it means to ‘sweat’ Read more
QTPOC Sankofa Dreaming announcement
MBDance is proudly offering a mini-festival of participatory workshops, a community meal and a kickoff performance--all centered around trans and Read more
The experience at Desire: A Sankofa Dream gave me an invitation to practice choice. To grow this muscle; to work Read more
Two people embrace each other
MBDance Artistic Director, Maria Bauman will lead a Renew & Restore Workshop as a part of The Gathering 2021. The Read more
Maria Bauman is featured in Raja Feather Kelly's Future Impossible anthology. Read more