Ma'at Works Dance Collective was founded in 2017 by Ama Ma'at Gora. It is a project-based company that has presented at Georgian Court University (2017), Movement Research (2018), Koresh Artist Showcase (2018), "Uptown Rising": Bridge for Dance (2018), Temple University (2018) and more. We are time documenters, storytellers, and political activists who give movement narrative. We craft vernacular movement practices that discuss and link personal experiences, historical content and sociopolitical injustices surrounding the brown body. We seek to reclaim dance as a communal practice for all, taking it out of its hierarchical placement and giving it back to the people.
Ama Ma’at Gora, Brooklyn native is a choreographer, educator and dance artist. She received her BA in Dance from Georgian Court University and is a current MFA candidate at Temple University. Throughout her career, she has been featured in choreographies by Kariamu Welsh, Earl Mosely, Dr. S. Ama Wray, Karen Love, Darrell Moultrie, Gregory King, Sidra Bell and more. At Drexel University she serves as Community Based Learning Coordinator. Instilling community practices as an alumnus of Urban Bush Women’s Summer Leadership Institute (‘17 & ‘19). Her works have premiered in NY, NJ and PA. Recently she received the Leeway Transformation Award from The Leeway Foundation. The funding will help to continue her work as a community artist dedicated constructing new realities for the black queer community.