Maria Bauman

Maria Bauman is a dance artist and community organizer. Her choreography for her company MBDance (www.mbdance.net) is based on her sense of physical and emotional power, desire for equity, and fascination with intimacy. Bauman brings the same tenets to organizing to undo racism in the arts and beyond with ACRE (Artists Co-creating Real Equity), the grassroots organizing body she co-founded with Sarita Covington and Nathan Trice. In particular, Bauman’s dance work centers the non-linear and linear stories and bodies of queer people of color onstage. Currently, she is Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Community Action in Residence at Gibney Dance Center. In addition to her participation in Let ‘im Move You: This is a Formation, Bauman is creating a new improvisatory work called, (re)Source,. In New York, Bauman’s work has been showcased at BRICstudios, Harlem Stage, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, Dixon Place, the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, SummerStage NYC, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, St. Mark's Danspace Project, WOW Café Theater, Summerstage NYC, and more. Bauman and MBDance have also shared dance across the U.S. and in Singapore. Previously, she was Associate Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women and danced with that company for many years. Bauman has also danced with Paloma McGregor, Nia Love, Kathy Westwater, Mendi + Keith Obadike, and jill sigman/thinkdance, and apprenticed with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

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