g1(host) DiP Residency Sharing & Conversation with nia love

Jun 27, 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm EDT



890 Broadway, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States

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Phone: (212) 677-8560


g1(host) DiP Residency Sharing & Conversation with Christina Sharpe, author of In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
jun 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
studio 6 at gibney 890 broadway

g1(host) grapples with what it means to live within conditions shaped by the “afterlife” of slavery. As a serial, multi-media performance and mobile site of study, it pursues questions regarding the body’s status as it pivots on this fundamental query: what remains of the Middle Passage as force, gesture, and affect? Exploring themes of loss, alchemy, geological sedimentations, and generational accretions, we trace a dense, energetic nothingness.

nia love is a 2017 Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Performer as part of the Skeleton Architecture ensemble, convened by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. She is a mother, grandmother, activist, choreographer, educator, co-founder of LOVE|FORTÉ the collective, and former Artistic Director of nia love|Blacksmith’s Daughter Dance. She is a two-time Fulbright Fellow for research in Ghana, a two-time recipient of the Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX Artist-in-residence program, and two-time recipient of New York Live Arts’ Suitcase Fund Award/Africa and Middle East Cultural partnership. Additionally, she has been the recipient of the CUNY Dance Initiative residency, a Movement Research Artist-in-residence, and the CUNY Incubator Grant. Her work has been presented at many venues including NYU Skirball, Danspace Project, Harlem Stage, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York Live Arts, NOLA Cultural Arts Center, MOCADA, Montpelier Arts Center, Snug Harbor, and the Nafasi Art Space-Tanzania. Presently, she was awarded the DiP is an Artist Advisor to the BAX Artist-In-Residence program and the BAX Racial Equity Advisor. In 2018, love was a visiting professor at UCLA, the New School, and Bard College. Presently love is the visiting-Artist-in-residence at University of Illinois, Urbana-champaign and most recently awarded the 2019 Gibney Dance in Process (DiP) Artist-in-residency, and is a Gibney Presents Artist in Residence for a world premiere season 2019-2020. More information at www.nia-love.com.

Christina Sharpe is a Professor at York University, Toronto in the Department of Humanities. She is the author of two books: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016) (named by the Guardian and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016 and a nonfiction finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award) and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (2010), both published by Duke University Press. She is currently completing the critical introduction to the Collected Poems of Dionne Brand (1982-2010) to be published by Duke University Press. And she is working on a monograph: Black. Still. Life.


The main entrance for Gibney 890 Broadway is an accessible entrance and available during all building hours: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm Monday – Friday, and 9:00 am – 6:30 pm on Saturdays.

Requests for reasonable accommodation or for access to the 890 Broadway location outside of listed hours should be made three days in advance by contacting Allison Sexton at allison@gibneydance.org or 212.677.8560 (Voice only).

Photo by Natalie Fiol.