Curator-Scholar-Artist, Melanie George’s reflections on Maria Bauman’s work.

Guest writer Melanie George’s reflections on (re)Source, a new immersive dance work by Maria Bauman co-commissioned by BAAD! and The Chocolate Factory. The solo premiered at BAAD! in its BLAKTINX 2019 series on September 25 and ran nightly through September 28. For more information, click here.

(re)Source is a work of blood and bone, of muscle and memory. It only lives in Maria Bauman-Morales, and will likely only ever be performed by her. In part, because it is an improvisational work, but also because the specificity within the thematic content – America, race, family, identity – can only be assembled by way of her understanding of her origin story and place in the world.

Melanie George