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Talks on ‘These are the bodies that have not borne.’ with Ms. Melanie Person and Maria Bauman

Maria Bauman Guest Speaker on Gibran’s Podcast!

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 […]

QTPOC Sankofa Dreaming announcement

QTPOC Sankofa Dreaming Mini-Festival August 5-7, 2022

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 […]

Monica L. Williams writes about MBDance’s ‘Desire: A Sankofa Dream’

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 […]


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About MBDance

Maria Bauman began MBDance in 2007 to create honest and bold artistic dances from a sense of physical and emotional power, an insistence on equity, and a fascination with intimacy and relationship. In particular, MBDances center the non-linear and linear stories and bodies of queer people of color onstage.

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