These are the bodies that have not borne is a performance ritual centering the womb journeys of Black and Brown folks who are contending with not yet bearing a child. We are looking for artists to join this process and performance.
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]