Behind the Curtain Series

SCD's Behind the Curtain Series is a series which gives community members the opportunity to observe and participate in dialogues surrounding the progress of upcoming SCD performance works. After a showing of the piece audience members have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the choreographer and dancers. Through this series we hope to better cultivate works which speak to the artistic and thematic needs of the community. We hope to see you at the studio!

Location: SCD Home Studio
                 1400 Blvd of the Arts, Ste 300
                 Sarasota, FL 34236

Tickets: $10


Maria Bauman

July 24, 2019
1:15 ā€” 2:15 PM

Maria Bauman-Morales is a Brooklyn, NY-based multi-disciplinary artist and community organizer from Jacksonville, FL. She creates bold and honest artworks for her company MBDance (, based on physical and emotional power, insistence on equity, and fascination with intimacy. In particular, Bauman-Moralesā€™s dance work centers the non-linear and linear stories and bodies of queer people of color onstage. She draws on her long study of English literature, capoeira, improvisation, dancing in living rooms and nightclubs, as well as concert dance classes to embody interconnectedness, joy, and tenacity. Bauman-Morales was recently recognized with a Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance with Skeleton Architecture. Currently, she is an Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Fellowship Candidate and an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange. She just finished her tenure as Community Action Artist in Residence at Gibney Dance. Bauman-Morales is also a community organizer and co-founder of ACRE (Artists Co-creating Real Equity). Organizing to undo racism informs her artistic work and the two areas are each ropes in a Double-dutch that is her holistic practice.

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