Nia & Ness

What is the cHURCH? | Nia & Ness | Within

May 21, 2017
11:00am
This event has been postponed from 5/14 to 5/21 due to rain.

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Join us at the cHURCH as Nia & Ness discuss their work together and Within, 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.



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upcoming

2017 Exhibitions
Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend

past

The Fire Theory: ICE
Sana Obaid: دیوار | De-war | Wall
10th Annual South Slope Derby
Andrew Snyder: 9 Meditations
Francesco Simeti: Swell
Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed
guerilla-art.mx: Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion
Emanuele Cacciatore: A Conversation with Consequence
Box Car Workshops and Derby 2014
Mark Stilwell: The Super Defense Force vs The Tittanno Beast (The Power of the Constructonauts)
Hubert Dobler: Roundabout