Maria Bauman

Maria Bauman. Photo courtesy of Urban Bush Women.

Maria Bauman is the founder and artistic director of MBDance, which has received Harlem Stage Fund for New Work awards through the Jerome Foundation, among other honors. She was awarded a 2015 CUNY Dance Initiative residency, and is now Artist-in-Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University. Bauman’s work has been showcased at numerous venues in New York and elsewhere in the region. She facilitates learning for students in venues including Gibney Dance, the American Dance Festival, and on behalf of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She previously served as Associate Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women and is former arts coordinator of El Puente (NY). Bauman works closely with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. She is a WOW Café Theatre collective member and is on the Laundromat Project’s Artists + Community Council in New York City. Bauman served on the Center’s Performance panel in 2014 and 2015.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Aaron Landsman is a New York City-based playwright, actor, and teacher whose performance works combine formal experimentation and long-term community engagement.

We speak with Xavier—2013 Pew Fellow, hip-hop dancer, and Post-it aficionado—whose recent work The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance was hailed by Dance Magazine as “artful and mesmerizing.”

Drozdowski, a curator of performance, will host European duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion for a two-week retrospective of their collaborative career.

Founded in 1986, Sruti promotes and presents Indian classical music and dance to educate the greater Philadelphia community on the importance of Indian arts.

Grants & Grantees

The Clay Studio developed a three-year strategic plan at a critical moment in its history, six years before the organization must relocate and leave its current facility.

Grants & Grantees

For decades this suburban university gallery has presented exhibitions of a quality and field-wide significance well beyond what one might expect, given its size and location.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Christopher Mekal specializes in strategic planning and implementation, nonprofit organizational development, and financial management.

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts will premiere a new work by Philadelphia composer Uri Caine, performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, guest soloists, a 250-voice gospel choir, and praise dancers.

Beginning in January 2014, the Center established the Visiting Scholar Program, inviting Kristy Edmunds to act as a “catalyst in residence” through a series of visits and conversations with Center staff and constituents.

Grants & Grantees

Linda Cordell is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

Choreographer Amanda Miller collaborated with Cheam Shapiro in Takhmao, Cambodia to research the intersection of classical Cambodian dance with her western classical ballet training.

This paper by Indonesian dance scholar Sal Murgiyanto was originally presented at “Traces of Tradition,” a panel discussion held at the International Dance Conference, August 1-4, 2004.