Curriculum Vitae

Collaborations & Solo Projects

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Artist Statement

Continuously examining new paradigms surrounding the dancing body; its geography, body politics, race and gender, constructs and contexts with intention of moving towards abstraction. Crossing between disciplines- Butoh (Min Tanaka/Body Weather Farm- Hákshū, Japan), critical black theory, critical studies on transatlantic slave journeys, and visual and living art Installation 'activations'.searching for new approaches to dislodge,discover and dismantle memories in the dancing body performer, viewer and student.

Education

MFA Florida State University, College of Visual Arts, theatre and Dance - Tallahassee, Fl (1992)

BFA Howard University, College of Fine Arts - Washington D.C. (May 1987)

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS

2015-'17 | Movement Research/ NYSCA - Artist-In-Residence
2013-'14 | Alvin Ailey New Directions Lab Choreographer Award (The"lab"),choreographer

2013- '14 | Suitcase Fund Award Africa and Middle East Cultural Partnerships Program an initiative of New York Live Arts, choreographer

2002-'03 | Fulbright Foundation Fellow- Ghana, West Africa Choreographic Residencies

Choreographic Residencies 

2016 | Dancing While Black NOLA, 2- Week Residency - New Orleans, LA
2015-'16 | Movement Research| Judson Church- Choreographic Residency - New York, NY
2014-'15 | CUNY Dance Harkness Initiative at Hunter College- Choreographic Residency - New York, NY
2014 | Hollins University- Guest Artist/ Choreographic Residency - Roanoke, VA
2013-'14 | Ailey/Fordham- Guest choreographer-NDCL AWARD RESIDENCY - New York, NY
2013-'14 | BAX- Artist-in-residence (AIR) - New York, NY

2012 -'13 | Movement Research- Guest Artist/Choreographer - New York, NY
2011-'12 | BAX- Artist-in-residence (AIR) - Brooklyn, NY
2012 | Dance New Amsterdam- Choreographic Investigation Course(CIC) - New York, NY

2009-'11| Dance New Amsterdam-Professional Performance Workshop - New York, NY

2005-'08 | Dance New Amsterdam- Gene Pool Selected Choreographer - New York, NY

2004 -'04 | Artist Residency, Bates Dance Festival - Lewiston, ME
2000-'01 | Artist Residency, Judson Church - New York, NY

2004 | Selected Summer resident Artist and performer, Summer Stage, NiaLove|BSDdance Co. - New York, NY

 

Museum Residency

2016 | MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Art) Installation and Choreographic activation - Brooklyn, New York

INSTITUTION TEACHING

2018 | UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance - Los Angeles, CA

2017 | The New School, Lecturer -  New York, NY
2014-present | Queens College, Lecturer - Queens, NY
2014-present | Hunter College, Lecturer - New York, NY

2014-present | American Dance Festival Summer Session, Guest Artist - Durham, NC 

2014 | Princeton University, Sub-Adjunct - Princeton, NJ
2014 | Texas Woman's University, Guest Artist - Denton, TX
2014 | Kingsborough College, Guest Artist - Brooklyn, NY

2013-present | American Dance Festival Winter Session, Guest Artist - New York, NY

2012-'13 | Williams College, Guest Artist, Co-director of Kusika - Williamstown, MA

2011-'12 | Ailey/ Fordham B.F.A., Guest Artist, Lecturer of Dance History Course - New York, NY

2001-'12 | Dance New Amsterdam -Faculty Member - New York, NY

Consulting| Co-Directing and Facilitation

2016-present | noted choreographer facilitation, Gibney Dance| SHOWDOWN - New York, NY

2013-'16 | Choreographic Consultant, Wellspring: Artistic Dialogue & Critical Feedback, TRM’s artistic & professional development program, that focuses on the process of making & presenting dances - Philadelphia, PA
2011-'14 | Artistic Mentorship, Harlem Stage E-Moves 12 - New York, NY

Memberships

BLM Movement - Black Lives Matter Movement
IABD- International Association of Blacks in Dance
NAACP- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ASWAD- Association for the Study of World African Diaspora
CADD Collegium for African Diaspora Dance
PISAB Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond

Published Work
2011 | BAM “Study Guide“ for El Ballet Folklorico Cutumba (Cuba) Department of Education and Humanities 2011

2008 | “Dance in the African Diaspora: Courageous Performers,” co-authored with Y. Daniel IN Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora, Carole Boyce Davies, General Editor, New York: ABC/CLIO, October, Vol. 1:x-x, forthcoming October

2003 | "Deconstructing Ghanaian Architectural Body Poses," presentation, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), Northwestern University.

Affiliate Companies and Co-Projects

2017 | Dancing While Black at BAAD!, Epic memory Lab conceived and led 2016-Improvisation Traditions and Jazz Innovations Jawole Jo Zollar

guest artist/co-facilitated Jacob's Pillow
2016 | Choreographic Center Prototype, Jawole Jo Zollar,co- facilitator
2014 | Wunmi recording artist –Afro-beat vocalist video shoot release-Little girl

2009-Present | Love|Forté a collective

 

Dance Festivals, Workshops and Exchange Projects

2017 | NYU Skirball AUNTS, performance extravaganza project
2017 | Gibney Dance, Making Dance: A monthly cohort workshop
2017 | Movement Research at Abrons, Epic Memory Lab workshop
2017 | EstroGenius Festival, Kraine Theater, g1(host):lostatsea the 6th iteration
2017 | Long Table at Gibney Dance, The State of Dance Field for Mid-Career Female Artist

2017 | Gibney Dance, Making Dance: A Monthly Cohort, September, guest choreographer/facilitator

2017 | Dancing While Black, workshop co-facilitator with Paloma McGregor

2016 | Dancing While Black workshop at Xavier University, course, curriculum and performance exchange-guest artist, co-facilitator - New Orleans
2016 | Dancing While Black, Junebug Productions and Dancing Grounds, Workshop| masterclasses-artist, teacher - New Orleans

2015 | NiaLoveUndeground|Dancing Without Walls workshop, 1st site-specific seasonal event-Director/ Curator - New York City
2014-'15 | Texas Women University-workshop, guest choreographer and guest artist - Denton,Texas 

2015 | MOPDC (Movement Of The People Dance Company), workshop-Guest Artist Teacher - New York, NY

2012-'13 | Time2Dance, Contemporary Dance Festival, exchange artist DTW- Choreographer - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
2012 | Choreographic Investigation Course, Dance New Amsterdam, workshop facilitator - New York, NY

2012-'13 | BAX-Artist in Residence - New York, NY

Performances

2017 | Movement Research at Judson Church, choreographer, performer
2017 | NYU Skirball, AUNTS, performance extravaganza project, choreographer, performer

2017 | Kline Theater, EstroGenius Festival: a celebration of female voices, g1(host)lostatsea (4th iteration), choreographer, performer.

2017 | Theater of The New City, g1(host) lostatsea (4th iteration), choreographer, performer.
2016 | Dancing While Black: On Fertile Ground comes to New Orleans, g1(host):Mississippi Goddamn

( 2nd iteration), choreographer, performer.

2016 | Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, Fifth Iteration of S(oil), choreographer, performer.

2015 | 92nd Street Y, Friday's at Noon- Dancing on the Shoulders: Radical Black Presence in American Dance, g1(host) the first iteration, choreographer, performer.

2015 | Goldstein Theater, Queens College Faculty Concert, choreographer - Queens, NY

2015 | LEHMANN MAUPIN Sunday series, Installation Ground (in progress) artist improvisator - New York, NY

2015 |  Bronx Museum (First Friday's), choreographed and performed - New York, NY

2015 | E-Moves 16, choreographed and performed- The View From Here (Love|Forté a Collective) - New York, NY
2015 | APAP AA Choreographers Showcase, Choreographed and performed (Love|Forté a Collective) - New York, NY

2014 | Vijay Iyer (pianist composer)| BAM Harvey Theater, collaborator/ performer - New York, NY

2014 | Philsbury House and Theatre, late night series,Choreographed and performed (Love|Forté a Collective), Memory Witholdings (Installation series III) - Minnesota, MI
2012-'13 | Judson Church- Choreographed and performed (Love|Forté a Collective), Kitchen Conversation - New York, NY
2012 | Dance[NOW]- Joe’s Pub Choreographed and performed (Love|Forté a Collective), Memory Witholdings - New York, NY

2012 | Dance New Amsterdam- Choreographed and performed [solo]- (Nia Love), New York Summer Intensive, Count! - New York, NY

2012 | Judson Church- Choreographed and performed (Love|Forté a Collective), Pieces, Parts and Particulars - New York, NY

2012 | BAAD!- Choreographed and performed (Love|Forté a Collective), Body Memory Withholdings (series III) - New York, NY

2012 | This Side Of Paradise- Choreographed and performed (Love|Forté a Collective), Body Memory Withholdings (series II) New York, NY

2011-'12 | Judson Church, New York, NY., Choreographer/performer (Nia Love -solo)
2011 | Dance[NOW]-Joe’s Pub Choreographed and performed (Love|Forté a Collective), Body Memory

Withholdings (series I) - New York, NY
2011 | WOW Café Choreographed and performed (Love|Forté a Collective), -a premier, Sign post for the

Holy Ghost - New York, NY

2010 | DTW (Dance Theatre Works) Choreographed and performed, ]solo](Nia Love), Meet Me In Okemah:From the Lynching Tree to the Iron Bars-An Installation - New York, NY

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