Did you know that Ms. MBDance herself, Maria Bauman, was recently lucky enough to sweat her truth at the Fats Waller Dance Party (Harlem Stage) to Fats Waller’s music as updated by Jason Moran & Meshell Ndegeocello?!
It was a blast, and always a pleasure to work with Maija Garcia who provided the dance direction. The joint was truly jumpin’, and after the last night, some of the musicians and Ms. MBDance hit Lenox Lounge, an historic Harlem jazz nightclub, to eat and cut up. And then Spirit hit. Watch a clip of what happened as Jason & Meshell heated up and invited the dance (6:23):
Perhaps you missed the lively discussion on contemporary narrative at Dance Theater Workshop this spring. Panelists included Maria Bauman (MBDance live & direct!), Faye Driscoll, Walter Dunderville, Jack Fervor, and Andre Lepecki, moderated by Katherine Profeta. Here is the audio. Of course, MBDance championed narrative in the end, but not without a lovely roller coaster ride. Listen! What do you think?