What's on the horizon for 2020?
The return of MUD, DJ/dancer collaborations, new performances, new videos... new members??? Ahhhhhhhhhhh stay tuned!
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MAWU's Anniversary Weekender
December 08, 2017
A weekend of music, dancing, sessions, screenings, workshops, food, art, wellness and more! What an incredible success. THANK YOU to all our DJs, our performers, our hosts, and everyone who came to dance and celebrate with us. We love you all so much. To see photos from the events, check out our photos (gallery 1 and gallery 2) on Facebook.
Ten Years of MAWU!
March 01, 2017
March is officially our anniversary month! And 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of our crew!
We are planning to celebrate this exciting occasion with a series of events held throughout the year.
Mar 19 // MAWU x Shelter - Output, Brooklyn - Anniversary Kickoff feat. Timmy Regisford, Louie Vega, DJ Spinna, Mark Francis, Jihad Muhammad and Ptoe Soul
Apr 16 // MAWU x Funkbox - Cielo, NYC - Feat. special performance/birthday tribute to Voodoo Ray
Jun 15 // MAWU x Ejoe's House - Katra, NYC - Feat. Ejoe Wilson and birthday bash for Ephrat
Aug 12 // MAWU x Global Soul - Drom, NYC - Feat. Ian Friday, DJ Spinna and our Afro Mosaic Soul family
MAWU wins NYC Dance Awards 'Crew of the Year' for 2016!
December 18, 2016
MAWU received the NYC Dance Awards 'Crew of the Year' award for 2016! We are humbled and honored. Thank you so much to Melanie and Glyde and the whole crew at Rep Your Styles and Clap It for organizing such an awesome event. To see styles like flexing, lite feet, vogue and hip hop showcased and represented tonight at such a high level was mind blowing and inspiring. To everyone that voted for us, thank you thank you thank you! We are so appreciative of the support that we get from this community and will keep doing our part to rep for women, to rep for the house community, to support the culture, and to inspire the next generation through positivity, both on and off the dance floor. These are crazy times right now, that remind us just how important it is for us to embrace our diversity, to embrace our connections, and to influence change through our art. Shout out to all the nominees and to all the crews out there who are doing big things. And to all our elders who opened doors for us and paved the way for us to do what we love... we thank you.
MAWU to Begin CUNY Dance Initiative Residency in Fall 2016
November 04, 2016
This fall, we are super excited to begin a 4-week residency at Hostos Community College in the Bronx. We will present our latest work 'A Journey into House' dedicated to our friend and mentor, the late Marjory Smarth. Marjory was an iconic figure in the New York underground house scene and passed away in 2015. She was a warrior in life, a pioneer in dance, and she touched many lives around the world while spreading her message of love: Live True, Dance Free. This work is a celebration of her life and a reflection on her legacy on what would have been her 47th birthday. Followed by a post-show Q&A and party featuring DJ Sabine!
High Fashion Meets Street Dance at 'Who's Your Muse'
June 15, 2016
This past June, MAWU was invited to perform and model at an interactive fashion show presented by Space in the Raw. Rockin' designs by ESPALIER and H E I D I L E E, MAWU brought the worlds of street dance and high fashion together.
Fashion show designed by Visual Conductor, presented by Space in the Raw at The Factory LIC. Featuring designers Ye Won Han, ZDDZ, D'Marsh Couture, ESPALIER, H E I D I L E E, Dream Of Songs, OneGround Footwear. Photographers: Anna Louise Jiongco (DP / Lead), Katelyn Kope, Ariele Max, Jamie Ives. Lighting design: by Casey McLain. Projection Mapping by James Cao.
MAWU Brings House to 'Mi Casa es Su Casa'
October 07, 2015
In October 2015, MAWU led the dance program at Mi Casa Holiday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, alongside Chicago-based dancer Bravemonk. In addition to dancing at the official media event, MAWU performed at ¡Exprésate!, an event geared towards connecting local artists and dancers with invited guest artists, and to build the dance community in Playa del Carmen. MAWU also led a free house dance workshop to an audience of 50+! The workshop focused on basic footwork drills, elements of jacking, and afrohouse styles.
Photos from the event can be found on our facebook page.
22nd Annual Red Hook Fest in Brooklyn, NY
June 06, 2015
The 22nd Annual Red Hook Fest was a huge success and featured free live music and dance on the beautiful Brooklyn waterfront. Plus fun activities for all ages like free kayak rides in New York Harbor (c/o the Red Hook Boaters), face-painting, a Red Hook trivia contest, and more.
Dance Theatre Etcetera (DTE) hosted a happy hour with food and drinks to kick off the festival and learn about DTE's 20+ years of work in the Red Hook community. Hosted by Jive Poetic, DTE Master Teaching Artist and Host of Weekly Slam at Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. The kick off featured a sneak peek of Red Hook Fest main stage artists: MAWU.