April 2012-MBDance is Sweating!

MBDance April 2012: Sweat Your Truth!

   MBDance presented in DanceNOW RAW Festival

The MBDance Team was thrilled to perform in a private showing of the preliminary material for Stand as part of the DanceNOW RAW Festival, at NYU Tisch on April 14th, 2o12. We are happy to gain feedback that is propelling us forward in our creative investigation.

Get Involved!

How would you like to support Stand? We are currently accepting pledges to aid our work as we dig deep and our our sweat into Stand rehearsals all spring and summer long.  Please visit our fiscal sponsorship page to contribute:

*First 5 to donate will be invited to an exclusive MBDance rehearsal!

Upcoming Performances: Mark Your Calendar!

 MBDance is part of No Longer Empty’s This Side of Paradise Exhibit

Special visual art installation performances of 50 Ways To Say…will be featured in “Dance Here. Modern,” organized by No Longer Empty.  This exciting dance event within a visual art exhibit is curated by Christal Brown, and will take place at the Andrew Freedman Home, a Gilded Age Palace.

The event will also include site specific performances by INSPIRIT, a dance company, Maverick Dance Ensemble, Milteri Tucker, Love/Forte, Donnel Oakley, and Paloma McGregor/Angela’s Pulse.  MBDance is delighted to take part in this visual art exhibit featuring a multitude of talented artists.

This is a special, one time performance.  Don’t miss out!

When: April 28th, MBDance performs on the 2nd floor at 5:15 and 5:45

Where: Andrew Freedman Home ,1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY

Train Directions: B, D, or 4 train to the 167th stop

Cost: FREE

Students perform Stand, a beginning at the Ailey Citigroup Theater

Rachel and Keisha sweating their truth in rehearsal!

The Florida State University dance department is heading to New York City to share their art!
Keisha and Rachel, two MFA candidates that have been working with Maria this semester, will be performing Stand, a beginning–the student version of MBDance’s piece. The evening will include works by other renowned choreographers such as Jawole Zollar!

When: May 2nd, 2012 7:30pm

Where: Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre, 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY

Train Directions: 1, A, C, B, or D train to the 59th St./Columbus Circle stop

Cost: FREE

MBDance in Dancing While Black at BAAD!

Maria’s performing  Women I Know as a part of Dancing While Black: Voices from the Bush!
What does it mean to be a black artist today in order to shift the power of contextualizing work and articulating aesthetic values into the hands, and bodies of black dancers themselves?  Current and former dancers of Urban Bush Women–Maria Bauman, Paloma McGregor, Marjani Forte, and Samantha Speis–are presenting their own brazen dance works, curated by Paloma McGregor.
Women I Know is a contemporary solo about pushing away the walls of an encroaching box of prescribed feminity.  The piece includes honest and beautiful photography of women by BJ Watkins and an original score by Ashley Phillips.

Hope to see you there!

When: Thursday, May 17th

Where: BAAD!, 841 Barretto Street, Bronx, NY 10474

Train Directions: 6 train to Hunts Point Avenue, cross under the Bruckner Expressway to Garrison Avenue and make a right to walk 2 blocks to Baretto street

Ticket Information: http://bronxacademyofartsanddance.org/tickets_reserv.htm or  718.824.5223


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