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.
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 […]
BAAD! and The Chocolate Factory Theater are presenting the world premiere of (re)Source, a new performance by Maria Bauman-Morales / MBDance. Tickets are available at https://chocolatefactorytheater.org/maria-bauman-morales/ (re)Source is an evening-length live danced and spoken artwork performed inside an installation (crafted by Bauman-Morales in consultation with Zimbabwean-born interdisciplinary artist Nontsikelelo Mutiti) of taut strings and framed images which immersively surrounds […]
The Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center has announced its second cohort of awardees and fellowship candidates. Our own Maria Bauman-Morales is one of them, along with Ananya Chaterjea, Hope Boykin, Stephanie McKee, and Ni’Ja Whitson! The new Cohort was selected through a nationwide vetting process to identify choreographers who have distinctive artistic voices, compelling point […]
MBDance is featured on InfiniteBody’s Honor Roll 2018 for our work ‘(re)Source, an investigation-in-process’ at Brooklyn Arts Exchange this past April! InfiniteBody is a blog of “art and creative consciousness” by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. She is a Bessie-Award-winning writer, arts advocate, and curatorial director at Gibney. Her Honor Roll celebrates noteworthy works in the fields […]
Along with Nicky Paraiso, director of Programming for The Club at La Mama, Maria Bauman will guide this monthly experiential gathering of arts community members (you!) as they reflect on themes and ideas from the previous evening’s Long Table, Against Forgetting: Archiving Dance. Maria and Nicky will share wisdom, core values and ways of living that inform […]
Our Artistic Director Maria Bauman spoke with Alyssa Alpine, director of CUNY Dance Initiative; Brasilian multi-media artist and researcher Cláudio Beuno; Patrick “Pato” Hebert, Los Angeles-based artist and community organizer; João Simões, curator and artist based in Rio de Janeiro; and Kendra Sullivan, associate director of the CUNY Center for the Humanities; they discussed ways […]
Get your tickets HERE! “dying and dying and dying” is a meditation on various kinds of endings. Choreographer Maria Bauman feels charged with alive-ness while at the same time embracing the paradox of multiple deaths happening every moment. This work is the result of dancing that paradox. “I notice that I practice dying during my yoga […]