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Rivers of Honey June 2011 Maria Bauman (MBDance) Women I Know (a work-in-progress) Composer & Musician: Ashley Phillips The creation of this work has been supported by a 2010-11 Dance Theater Workshop Studio Series.

Maria Bauman (MBDance) creates duets and small group dances from a sense of physical and emotional power, a desire for equity, and a fascination with intimacy and relationships. Bauman’s work is steeped in the philosophy that the personal is political, and is also informed by her extensive study of capoeira. In 2011, MBDance was included in DTW’s Studio Series, E-Moves (Harlem Stage), the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival, and at the Singapore American School. Bauman’s choreography has also been showcased at the Kumble Theater multiple times, at BRIC Studios, and at Dogtown Dance Theater (Richmond, VA). She is a proud recipient of the 2009-10 Harlem Stage Fund for New Work, and of a 2010-11 DTW Studio Series (New York Live Arts). Bauman danced for seven years with Urban Bush Women (UBW), and was UBW’s Associate Artistic Director for Community Engagement. She has also danced with Nia Love/Blacksmith’s Daughter, Adele Myers and Dancers, Maija Garcia’s OrganicMagnetics, Angela’s Pulse, Ground Zero Dance Company (guest) and apprenticed with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She currently teaches contemporary dance and MBDance Repertory around the city. In addition to Bauman's own creative work, she supports artists indigenous to Williamsburg and Bushwick, and youth artists, through her role as Arts Coordinator at El

Ashley Phillips is a singer/songwriter/guitarist steeped in the tradition of Soul music. She describes her sound as APSoul: acoustic guitar led, soulful and spiritual storytelling that is both universal and timeless. As a vocalist, her pure tone dances between light and lyrical, earnest and compelling. Her often percussive and rhythmdriven guitar playing creates a full sound that adds depth and supports the delicacy of her delivery.

Moses Harper is a visionary of artistic expression in support of social empowerment and healing. She specializes in music, film, literature,dance, and public speaking.Originally from Harlem, Moses grew up in the South Bronx, developing a passion for the arts. She attended Bronx H.S. of Science where she began performing as a Michael Jackson tribute artist at talent shows, the Apollo Theater, and Madison Square Garden. She later earned a BA in Music from SUNY Purchase, majoring in studio composition. Her work as a poet and rapper has been showcased at The Karma Lounge, The Shrine, and Brooklyn Exposure. She produces music, does empowerment lectures and performances at special events and in NYC public schools, and is the producer of, "The What TV Show", a Brooklyn based weekly show that broadcasts the work of emerging artists. She is a featured Michael Jackson tribute artist with Thrill the World NYC and will make her film debut in the up coming musical, "WELCOME TO HARLEM", due in theaters November 2011. She is currently working on a LGBT film she wrote and will be directing called "LOVE FIT TO BOX”.

Uni Q. Mical is a 23year old Black queer wryter/excyter who aims to keep it hyper from Baltimore, MD, now living in Brooklyn. She's been writing & performing since her early teens, and has been featured at prominent venues, conferences, and shows throughout the east coast, from Atlanta to Massachusetts. She's since expanded into the world of plays, creative nonfiction, and emceeing, but poetry will always be her first love. Her mission in sharing with folks is to slash through these silences that we all (un)comfortably live with, place a mirror to our societies so that we SPEAK to each other, build dialogue, and love a lot. As a loudmouthed Sagittarius, the letters T, M, and I don't exist in her vocab, so don't say she didn't warn you. She really appreciates laughter as medicine, and appreciates you for your good company.

Hanifah Walidah. Poet. Producer. Performer. Prince(ss). Experience more at

Rivers of Honey June 2011 ~PRIDE SHOW~

Shawn(ta) Smith, “Your Lesbian Librarian” and Host is a librarian, archivist and writer. She is a member of WOW because she loves collectives! Check out her blog

Producer of June 2011 Rivers of Honey Rivers Queen Bee Jaz Cruz

JAZ CRUZ is an Artist, Writer, Barber. She has been a member of WOW for eight years and a Producer and organizer of Rivers of Honey for six years. She single-handedly resurrected the Rivers of Honey framework.

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Tomorrow: June 4 , 2011 OUTPOST LOUNGE 1014 Fulton Street, btw Classon & Grand DJ Rimarkable & Open Mic call 10:30 $5 - $10 suggested donation at the door Bring a Copy of the Program, and your Admission is FREE!!! The last party of the series; Your first party for PRIDE

Pride -Rivers of Honey June 2011 Program  

Featuring Moses Harper check out Unique Mical Robinson Writer. Exciter. Performer. Activist. A...

Pride -Rivers of Honey June 2011 Program  

Featuring Moses Harper check out Unique Mical Robinson Writer. Exciter. Performer. Activist. A...