Desire: A Sankofa Dream, by Maria Bauman and MBDance, is a site-responsive, immersive performance-ritual built around Black Queer survival techniques such as place-claiming and world-building. It presupposes a world wherein our ancestors are unicorns who have come back to remind humans of our possibilities and agency. Choreographer and writer Maria Bauman reimagines Desire for each new site […]
Desire: A Sankofa Dream, created and directed by Maria Bauman-Morales is a performance-ritual built around Black Queer survival techniques developed long before our current pandemic but wholly relevant as we try to survive and thrive in this time of sickness, anger, isolation and insistence on improved ways of life. We have a premiere date! We […]
Excerpts from DESIRE: A SANKOFA DREAM, an MBDance artwork in progressEve of Juneteenth, Thurs I June 18 I 7pm EST/4pm PSTPRE-REGISTRATION LINK (FREE): https://bit.ly/2AHOh5t #getdiswardance MBDance Artistic Director Maria Bauman-Morales is working on a non-proscenium and site-responsive multi-disciplinary work called Desire: A Sankofa Dream (DESIRE). DESIRE includes dance, original text and installation and it is a celebration of Queer People of […]
Dear Dear Dear Ones, I am reading about the harm and harassment on Ida B. Wells’ namesake street in Chicago. I hear the choppers outside my window in Brooklyn. God damn it. God damn it. God damn it. Also peace and power to you each, and to all of us. And fly, fly, FLYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Nina Pop, […]
Artist Relief: To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grant-makers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational […]
MBDance is one of twenty-five dance organizations to be recognized by Dance/NYC via the Dance Advancement Fund in February 2020. The fund is made possible by support of the Ford Foundation. The purpose of the Fund is to address the inequitable distribution of resources in the dance field and advance resilience by supporting dance makers with annual […]
IMPRESSIONS: Maria Bauman MBDance in “(re)Source” presented by The Chocolate Factory Theater and BAAD in the Bronx
The Dance Enthusiast article, written by Christine Jowers, asks and answers questions that is imperative to her experience during (re)Source.
Maria Bauman- Morales offers insight into (re)Source. She further explains how (re)Source came to be an evening-length performance inside an audience-co-created installation.
(re)Source was listed in the New York Times as one of the top 11 dance performances to see in NYC!
Dramaturg Melanie George was just a guest writer for Eva Yaa Asantewaa’s InfiniteBody. She reflected on MBDance’s (re)Source and its implications. I find the work to be one of meaning-making, not statement-making…This speaks to a larger, overarching theme in her work: Life as practice, and an embodied investment in the survival and thriving of black […]