QTPOC Sankofa Dreaming
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Category: Local Arts Support
Grant Year: 2022
Location: Park Slope

MBDance, led by Maria Bauman, is partnering with Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) to create, host and present QTPOC Sankofa Dreaming which is a weekend festival of four workshops and a performance based on themes from MBDance’s/Maria’s Desire: A Sankofa Dream. Maria developed Desire: A Sankofa Dream, a site-responsive performance ritual centering Black queer agency, at BAX in 2017-18 when she was an Artist in Residence there. She has created QTPOC Sankofa Dreaming, a weekend festival intensive for 10-15 Black queer and/or transgender Brooklynites and other artists of color to help build community with each other, get a sense of their own power through performance practice workshops, and see themselves centered in performance and in curricula that lifts up the histories of queer makers of color.

Photo by Scott Shaw