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 We craft vernacular movement practices that discuss and link personal experiences, historical content and sociopolitical injustices surrounding the brown body.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 Dr. Kariamu Welsh, Earl Moseley, Dr. S. Ama Wray, Karen Love, Darrell Moultrie, Gregory King, Sidra Bell and more. As a Philadelphia resident, she tours with Cardell Dance Theater and writes for The Black Dance Magazine. She holds a position as Community- Based Learning Director at Drexel University where she directs Dance at the Dornsife Center and the Youth Performance Exchange Ensemble. An alumnus of Urban Bush Women’s Summer Leadership Institute (‘17 & ‘19) as well as the founder and artistic director of Ma’at Works Dance Collective (‘17). Her works have premiered at Judson Church, Bridge for Dance, the Koresh Artist Showcase, the LAB, the Golden Ratio, and Leah Stein’s Art Room. She believes in storytelling, lineage, and collectivity through dance.