Workshop with nia love | Dance Intensives at Gibney
Week of July 9, 2020
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Workshop with nia love

nia love DiP Residency Showing

Workshop with nia love

This workshop opens a space to study submersion as a resistance practice and attend to the blackness that we are all drenched in. Through objects, images, and telling our “water stories,” we will move, reflect, play, write, draw, discourse, rest, and soak our feet. Gathering up small scores of bodily gestures, we draw upon the sediments that accumulate inside and beyond our memories. Our aim is to create malleable networks that aid us in remembering, imagining, and working towards our collective fugivity.

Open to all ages (children welcomed!) and experiences (no dance training required). Please bring a personal heirloom to share with the group.

Don’t miss g1(host): lostatsea, a performance by nia love November 7-9 at 8pm. Get tickets →

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, and educator. She is a two-time Fulbright Fellow, 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. Her work has been presented at NYU Skirball, Danspace Project, Harlem Stage, Judson Church, Kennedy Center, New York Live Arts, NOLA Cultural Arts Center, MOCADA, Montpelier Arts Center, PS122, Snug Harbor, and the Nafasi Art Space-Tanzania, among others. Presently, she works at BAX as both the Artist Advisor to the Artist-In-Residence program and the Racial Equity Advisor. Love also serves as Assistant Professor at Queens College, Bard College, and The New School. Love was recently a Visiting Professor at UCLA and the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.


Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

Photo by Natalie Fiol

280 Broadway
Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Enter at 53A Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
646 837 6809

890 Broadway
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
212 677 8560