For episode 25, Maria speaks with Gibrán Rivera on accountability, wholeness, QTPOC Sankofa Dreaming mini-festival, what it means to ‘sweat’ your truth, and much more. If you grew up in 90’s you probably know what it meant to be “sweatin” somebody. It’s something like liking someone, and doing all sorts of things to make sure […]
MBDance is proudly offering a mini-festival of participatory workshops, a community meal and a kickoff performance–all centered around trans and queer artists of color past and present. MBDance Artistic Director Maria Bauman mused “I have an undergraduate and a terminal degree in my art field and yet I didn’t learn about queer nor trans artists […]
The experience at Desire: A Sankofa Dream gave me an invitation to practice choice. To grow this muscle; to work out the fatigue, to embrace the vulnerabilities that come with it and to gain strength. This is an essay about saying “GO” and trusting, releasing, knowing that we will be exactly where we need to […]
MBDance Artistic Director, Maria Bauman will lead a Renew & Restore Workshop as a part of The Gathering 2021. The Gathering, conceived by Camille A. Brown, serves as an open forum for intergenerational Black Women artists to support one another, advocate for greater cultural equity and acknowledgement in the contemporary dance world, share information, grow […]
Maria Bauman is featured in Raja Feather Kelly’s Future Impossible anthology.
Desire: A Sankofa Dream is reviewed on thINKingDance by L. Graciella Maiolatesi.
Our world premiere of Desire: A Sankofa Dream takes place on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 at 7PM EST via Zoom. “In the face of fascism and separation, I am preoccupied with how we can all practice being together, better. For Desire…, I’ve drawn inspiration from Black Queer survival technologies such as place-making […]
“Of Circles and Cycles: Remembering, Ritual, and Rhythm in Black Queer Female Dances” by Layla Zami.
Cat Archer, Kirya Traber, Ziiomi Law & Nana Chinara in a draft Kissing Screaming score , photo by Beto O’Byrne
Our Artistic Director Maria Bauman-Morales was part of the advisory committee planning this much-needed online event. Invited by Senior Curatorial Director Eva Yaa Asantewaa who has curated a committee for Black Womxn Summit I & II, to design two special events celebrating community, artistry, and activism grounded in values and aspirations that have endured times of challenge. These […]