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POSTPONED UNTIL 5/21: cHURCH OF MONIKA: Nia & Ness

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

This event has been postponed from 5/14 to 5/21 due to rain.

Join us at the cHURCH as Nia & Ness discuss their work together and their upcoming project inspired by Francesco Simeti’s Swell, currently on view at Open Source. This is a free event. Bagels and coffee will be served.

Nia & Ness are a dancer-poet duo whose work is informed by the complexities of their relationship, and aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities. Along with being an artistic duo, they are also in a long-term, committed relationship. Nia & Ness use their bond, connection and intimacy to pull feelings and ideas out of each other that they, themselves, might not have been able to grab onto personally. This ability to see each other in ways that no one else can or will drives a large portion of their art, and allows the audience to come into their world and experience the depths of their lives with them. Nia & Ness use the similarities and differences within their identities and life experiences to create work that is filtered through their personal experiences to ultimately connect with their broader humanity.

Nia & Ness are a dancer-poet performance art duo based in Brooklyn, NY. The duo met in 2013 and founded their company in 2016. They performed at multiple venues in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; sharing their work that aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities. They have also been highlighted in local newspapers; and recognized as by the Brooklyn-based art group, THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE’s as one of their top 5 artists of 2016.

Along with the couple’s work together, Nia is a proud BFA dance graduate from Temple University. Immediately after graduation she began dancing in Germany and France with DAGADA dance company; and Ness, a Journalism graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, freelances as a writer for the California-based magazine Việt Tide.

Details

Date:
May 14
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Open Source Gallery
306 17th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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