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University of Minnesota Residency!

Start date: September 9, 2023
End date: September 30, 2023
Time: 12:00 am
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During this three-week residency in the Fall, our Artistic Director, Maria Bauman and our Associate Artistic Director, Audrey Hailes, will build with U of M undergraduate dance students through technique classes and choreographic investigation. A performance work will become a part of the 2023/24 University Dance Theatre Repertory.

Photo Credit: Scott Shaw

Womb: The Black Wealth Project

Date: April 27, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
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An interdisciplinary project between Dance, Digital Media, the Pearlstein Gallery, the Writer’s Room, and students from West Philadelphia High School and lead artist and Rankin Scholar, Maria Bauman.

An interdisciplinary project between Drexel University’s Dance Department, Digital Media, the Pearlstein Gallery, the Writer’s Room, students, multiple community groups including West Philadelphia High School and Rankin Scholar-in-Residence, Maria Bauman. During a three-week research-based residency Maria Bauman alongside Audrey Hailes and Drexel community collaborators will co-create an interactive installation; Womb: The Black Wealth Project. And on April 27th collaborators will share an activation of the installation. The project explores various manifestations of luxury, spaciousness, wealth and abundance and is rooted in community mapping and research including Jillian Hernandez’s Aesthetics of Excess: The Art and Politics of Black and Latina Embodiment, Tricia Hersey’s Rest is Resistance, and using autoethnography as methodology.

Photo credit: Chris Cameron

Maria Bauman Guest Speaker on Gibran’s Podcast!

Date: February 20, 2023
Time: 12:00 am
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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. 

MANCC Residency: Living the Archive of William R. Jones: A Symposium

Start date: January 17, 2023
End date: January 23, 2023
All-day event
Location: Florida State University
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Hailes, Mozie, Stiggers and Bauman experiment during the residency. Photo Credit: Chris Cameron

This 3 day symposium invites former students, scholars, colleagues, and interested community members to the launch of the William R. Jones Papers, to continue the discourse of his legacy and thinking. In addition to the archive unveiling, a series of performances and panels will showcase original research on his life adding to the archival context for the published literature on Dr. Jones’ work.

During her second residency, Bauman, along with collaborators Audrey Hailes, Olivia Mozie, Rhapsody Stiggers and Embedded Writer/MANCC alumnus jumatatu poe, will further dive into her relationship with Dr. Jones as a former student, questioning and reconsidering her own assumptions about art making and socialization through engaging with Dr. Jones’ extensive collection of archived materials.

As part of Bauman’s creative process, she aims to explore Dr. Jones’ archives more extensively and create a representation of her residency time with his work through a presentation of physical scholarship as part of the January 2023 Dr. William R. Jones Symposium, hosted by FSU’s Special Collections and Archives, College of Fine Arts, and Department of Religion. She also intends to create a ‘zine as a passport into a constellation of thinking that includes images from both residencies and the eventual performance work she’ll be creating, with words crafted by poe and from interviews with Bauman and collaborators Audrey Hailes, Olivia Mozie, and Rhapsody Stiggers.

Photo credit: Chris Cameron

A Toast to Us

Date: January 11, 2023
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Women+ of Color Producer Happy Hour January 11, 2023

MBDance attended A Toast to Us, Women+ of color producer happy hour in celebration of our community, legacy and future! This beautiful event gathered artists, producers, students and family and was presented by The Apollo, Junebug Productions and Urban Bush Women. We ate, sipped, laughed and re-connected. We can’t wait until the next one!

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Apollo

Pre-MANCC Intensive

Start date: December 12, 2022
End date: December 16, 2022
All-day event
Location: Washington, DC
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Mozie, Bauman, Hailes, and Stiggers engage in process in the studio.

Last year, MANCC initiated a new archive residency program in honor of the late Dr. William R. Jones with Maria Bauman, multi-disciplinary artist, artistic director of MBDance, and community organizer, as the inaugural Fellow. Ms. Bauman returns to MANCC to continue her research, delving into the archives about and from the late Dr. William R. Jones.

During her second residency, Bauman, along with collaborators Audrey Hailes, Olivia Mozie, Rhapsody Stiggers and Embedded Writer/MANCC alumnus jumatatu poe, will further dive into her relationship with Dr. Jones as a former student, questioning and reconsidering her own assumptions about art making and socialization through engaging with Dr. Jones’ extensive collection of archived materials. Bauman again will work in the Special Collections and Archives reading room in Strozier Library, which houses Dr. Jones’ impressive archive, as well as MANCC’s dance studio, moving her practice into new contexts to meet the demands of Dr. Jones’ work. 

Deep Ass Talks

Date: November 22, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center NYC
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*Free* On November 22nd at the LGBT Center from 7-9 PM, 2020-2021 QAM Fellows and Surya Swilley will be joined by their Mentors Tourmaline and Maria Bauman for Deep Ass Talks, an evening of spiritual healing and creative renewal! Eva will read a scene from her in-progress script, a feature length film about a Black trans woman unlearning old ways of survival and finding freedom in meeting people like her. Eva and Tourmaline will then discuss the power of filmmaking as Black trans artists. Surya will dialogue with Maria in an interdisciplinary artist talk, inviting audience members into their personal healing journey and their movement practice revolving around sex, death, and protest. We’re talking about sisterhood, self-love, transformation, and we’re going in deep. Stick around after the program for a post-performance toast and hang out!

MBDance Guest Lecture for Stanford University Redefining Identity Course

Start date: April 7, 2021
End date: April 14, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
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Maria Bauman discusses her arts and community organizing practice and offers foundations for unlearning racism. She highlights ACRE (Artists Co-creating Real Equity), the grassroots group she co-founded with Sarita Covington and Nathan Trice. Bauman brings several ACRE members with her as guests for this Stanford University course, emphasizing how BIPOC artists are addressing racism through their creative praxis.

Cornish College Guest Speaker

Date: February 16, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
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Maria Bauman is a guest speaker for a Dance History/Dance Studies course at Cornish College. This course focuses on race, gender, sexuality, disability, and class. Discussing intersectionality, and issues of identity, ownership, representation. 

Artist Talk at University of Florida

Start date: November 18, 2020
End date: November 20, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
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During this interactive online session, Maria Bauman-Morales presents a full-circle view of her artmaking and community organizing process and projects. She shares the “why” and “how” behind the the artwork she creates and behind the undoing racism organizing she is part of. She discusses her newest artwork, Desire: A Sankofa Dream, sharing video and behind-the-scenes process notes from the work. And Bauman-Morales brings to light the foundation of all her work, The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond’s Principles of Anti-racist Community Organizing.