MBDance: Sweating in the South & Style Weekly

MBDance is in Richmond, VA!

November 2-November 7, 2011: We are honored to be a guest company for Ground Zero Dance Company‘s concert, Only Connect. The first two shows were fabulous, with Ground Zero company member Pam England opening the concert with a world premiere, and MBDance closing with three pieces. Two more shows to go!

Read Richmond’s Style Weekly‘s article on the concert, featuring an interview with Maria Bauman! Style Weekly article

While in Richmond, Maria Bauman was lucky enough to sweat her truth with young contemporary dancers. She taught two MBDance classes for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Dance Department, assisted by company member Kendra Ross.

And MBDance just got back from Florida & Georgia!

MBDance had a 3-week teaching residency with the Florida State University dance department. We focused on each dancer’s point of view in daily technique classes, and also gave a lecture-demonstration based on the intersection of identity & body that is MBDance. Thank you, FSU!

Maria Bauman with FSU dance students after class
Maria with FSU dance students after sweating it out!

Then, Maria headed yonder to Thomasville, GA to work with old & new friends at the South Georgia Ballet. It was a pleasure for her to dance with bold, bright girls and to go back to her southern roots!

Some of the smartest dancers Maria has worked with!
Photos of South Georgia Ballet students by Laura Miles

Next up:

In December, MBDance will hold a lecture-demonstration for Vanguard High School based on 50 Ways to Say... It is our absolute humbling pleasure to share excerpts from this work about racialized police brutality off the concert stage with New York students. Thank you, Vanguard!

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