For the rest of January 2021, the virtual dance calendar is alive! Topping the offerings is Maria Bauman-Morales’ “Desire: A Sankofa Dream,” which runs Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23 via Zoom, starting at 7 p.m. Co-commissioned with the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), 651 ARTS, Bauman-Morales created “Desire” as a “site responsive and interactive work designed as a healing performance-ritual built around Black queer survival techniques and tailored specifically for Zoom incorporating dance, original text and installation—pushing the boundaries of live, online artwork.” Bauman-Morales says the piece is part scored improvisation, part choreography, part visual design and part choose-your-own-adventure. For information visit http://desire.mbdance.net/

ALSO THIS MONTH:

January 20: As part of Roulette’s livestream series, Tess Dworman in collaboration with Angie Pittman will host “Coverture,” a series of conversations and improvised performances, in three nights. Dworman will perform a duet with a different guest artist each night: John Maria Gutierrez, Miguel Gutierrez and Martita Abril. For more information visit https://roulette.org/event/tess-dworman-coverture/

January 22: Presented through Gibney, mayfield brooks and Dohee Lee in “HANG TIME.” Dohee and mayfield will share aspects of their work that relates to the land and the role of ancestors in their work. This event is a meeting with the artists and an open-ended digital hangout–audience drop-in hosted by mayfield and Dohee. RSVP is required. Visit https://gibneydance.org/event/dohee-lee-mayfield-brooks-free-online-meet-greet/

January 27: The impressive lineup of artists: María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Okwui Okpokwasili and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will launch a multifaceted art project that includes a three-minute art film, “When We Gather: Together” directed by Codie Elaine Oliver “…meant to inspire people across the country to mark this historic moment and join with them in reflection, dance, and song from wherever they are…[as an]…homage to heroines of the past, visionaries of the present, and leaders of the future.” For more information visit www.whenwegather.art