MBDance September 2012: Podcast, Teaching, & Motion Galore

Have you heard Eva Yaa Asantewaa’s Listen Series? 

Dance critic and scholar Eva Yaa Asantewaa recently featured Maria Bauman on her Infinite Body blog via the Listen podcast. Maria discussed everything from recent work she’s admired to politics and the meaning of sweat!

InfiniteBody: arts, culture and the creative mind by Eva Yaa Asantewaa: CLICK HERE

What’s Next?

Any Resemblance, performed by Jen Abrams and Maria Bauman; video by Matt Tennie

  Any Resemblance–Maria is collaborating with choreographer Jen Abrams on a multi-media piece about a queer interracial couple trying to have a baby. The work will eventually live online and live in the La MaMa lobby. First, though, we are previewing in Jen’s kitchen; join us! 

When: Oct 6 & 7, 2012 4:30 & 5:30
Where: 370 Park Place Brooklyn, NY
Cost: FREE

MBDance’s “Stand,” photo by Hollie Grimshaw

Stand–Dancers at Long Island University are taking on Stand, MBDance’s piece about the perils of loving and mental health disorders.

When: Dec 7 & 8, 2012
Where: Kumble Theater Brooklyn, NY




Lots of Teaching!

Last month, we had a lovely workshop at Peridance.
Currently, MBDance is at Hunter College and is loving setting our newest work Stand on a gorgeous and hungry student cast at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus. 

A Long Island University dancer warms up before “Stand” rehearsal
Maria explains the nuances of “Stand” to LIU dancers.

We also just had a great visit to Connecticut College where MBDance has been a frequent guest artist. 

Chatting with young dancers

Interested in bringing MBDance to teach at your venue? Go to www.mbdance.org, and click “Contact.”

Bodies That Matter

Check out the website for Dreamers Adrift. They are undocumented young people who have grown up in the U.S. and are organizing around their right to be here.
And check out the UndocuBus. It is traveling around the country to challenge ideas and laws about which bodies are in and which are out here in the U.S. 



A dance and social justice company that has influenced each of the MBDancers, particularly MBDance founder Maria Bauman, needs our support. Urban Bush Women continues to lift up “untold and under-told stories through dance.” They travel around the world facilitating workshops for a myriad of groups, all centered on movement and healing. And UBW is facing some challenges. They have a goal of raising $3000 by September 30 in honor of the company’s upcoming 30th Anniversary. Please help–time is ticking!

For Urban Bush Women’s Causes Page CLICK HERE.

Sweat Your Truth!

Designed by Charlotte Rosen

We want to know how you are sweating your truth. Click “Contact Us” at www.mbdance.org to share your unique way of honoring your body and your experience. Send us a photo and a short description. We will feature 2 selected Truth Sweat-ers in the next MBDance newsletter!


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