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Nia & Ness // Suku Dance

Join us for an evening of dance and poetry, with new work presented by two performance groups.

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Poet/dancer duo Nia & Ness will perform an excerpt of their new piece, “home'“, which will premier at the Outsider Fest in Austin, Tx. This work focuses on the specific positioning of the duo’s black, female, women-loving bodies in our current time and space, as well as the way they handle the ancestral and cultural histories flowing through them every second. 


“ANIMA”, created and performed by Suku Dance Lab, is an immersive solo performance that challenges the idea of femininity according to our dominant patriarchal culture. This production is presented at FiveMyles for its world premiere.

Entrance is free, although the artists will be collecting donations from those who feel inclined.
Doors open at 7pm, performance starts at 7:30pm.

Nia & Ness are a black, lesbian, dancer-poet performance art duo based in Brooklyn, NY. The duo met and became a couple in 2013, and founded their company in 2016. They have performed and given artist talks at multiple venues nationwide, sharing their work that aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities. For more information, visit their website.

Suku Dance Lab is a Brooklyn based dance-theater company aimed to create accessible and relatable performances rooted in dance and theater. Holding collaboration at the center of our process, Suku Dance Lab calls upon various dance lineages, elements of voice, and live music to establish a dynamic and nuanced lens through which to examine community - how human experiences can be deeply unique and simultaneously universal. For more information, visit their website.

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