Desire: A Sankofa Dream (Work-in-Progress)
647 Fulton St.
718-683-5600 Price: Free
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Maria Bauman-Morales is a “Bessie” award winning multi-disciplinary artist and community organizer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is 2020 Columbia College Dance Center Practitioner-in-Residence, 2019 Gibney Dance in Process residency award winner, 2018-20 UBW Choreographic Center Fellow, 2017-19 Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange and was the 2017 Community Action Artist in Residence at Gibney. In 2009 she founded MBDance which recently premiered (re)Source to sold-out audiences, co-commissioned by the Chocolate Factory Theater and BAAD!. She creates bold and intimate artworks for MBDance, via dream-mapping and nuanced, powerful physicality. Centering non-linear stories, bodies and musings of queer people of color, she draws on her studies of English literature, capoeira, improvisation, dancing in nightclubs and concert dance classes to emphasize ancestors, imagination, and Spirit while embodying inter- dependence.
Sharon Bridgforth is a Doris Duke Performing Artist and writer who creates ritual/jazz theatre. She has received support from Creative Capital, MAP Fund, and the National Performance Network. She has been in-residence at: Thousand Currents; allgo, A Texas Statewide QPOC Organization; Brown University’s MFA Playwriting Program; University of Iowa’s MFA Playwrights Program; The Performing Blackness Series at the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies at UT Austin; The Theatre School at DePaul University; and The Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Widely published, Sharon is a New Dramatists alumnae, and has served as a dramaturg for the Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Initiative’s Choreographic Fellowship Program. Sharon is host of the “Who Yo People Is” podcast series, is a 2020-2023 Playwrights’ Center Core Member, and is dramaturge for Maria Bauman-Morales’s, Desire: A Sankofa Dream.Buy tickets/get more info now