Image Description: Outdoors, a shallow portion of the Williams River is pictured; the water is clear and reveals stones on its floor. A 40-year-old Black nondisabled ciswoman dips towards the surface of the river. Her head is not pictured and her legs and hands seem to be on the river bottom and on a tree trunk, exposing her brown back. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Site-responsive Dancing with Maria Bauman: Scale & Tempo Outdoors
Thursday, July 8th at 6-7:30pm
We are dancing, together! Maria shares her site-responsive practice of being informed by and informing her surroundings with resourcefulness, creativity, athleticism and respect. She's offering tools for bringing improviser values to both set material and to spontaneous creation outdoors. These workshops are grounded in practices that allow our dancing to be informed by the limitations and possibilities of our environments, from the perspective of being with the space rather than conquering it. Dance artists can use frameworks from these workshops to inform their own practices whether they mostly perform indoors or outside.
Maria Bauman is a “Bessie” award winning multi-disciplinary artist and community organizer from Jacksonville, FL. She is also a sought-after facilitator and speaker on the topics of social justice practices within performing arts, embodied and arts-based leadership development, and racial equity in the arts. Bauman creates bold and honest artworks for her company, MBDance, based on physical and emotional power, insistence on equity, and intimacy. In particular, Bauman’s site-responsive dance work centers the non-linear and linear stories and bodies of Black queer people in multiple immersive ritual settings.
Though we request pre-registration, we recommend paying for class at the event. We cannot accommodate refunds and the weather is unpredictable!
Payment is via a tiered system based on economic position. Determine your place on these scales by considering your circumstances of inherited wealth (financial and social capital) / other sources of financial support. Black, Indigenous, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latinx, Disabled, and Trans* folx may pay outside these tiers.
$7-15 - Unemployed
$15-25 - Stable Employment
$25-50 - Artist Supporter
Masks will not be required for class IF everyone in attendance agrees to a masks-optional class during an eyes-closed, anonymous vote at the beginning of class.