An ugly history of lynching becomes a powerful story of resilience. Nia Love looks squarely at lynching and the damage it causes. Her latest choreography, as well as her ongoing research into "body memory" and "genetic withholdings," scrutinizes privilege, superiority, dominion and conspiracy, and in turn, their affect on the American psyche.
An American Fulbright Fellow, Nia has worked in Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Mali, Japan, France, Colombia, Cuba and throughout the USA, collaborating with some of the most distinguished musicians in the world-Ornette Coleman, Geri Allen, Wallace Roney, Antoine Roney, Buster Williams-to further develop the interplay of improvisational music and dance. Nia has created over fifteen dance works, which have been presented in varied venues: the Royce Hall Theater, in Los Angeles; Theater Artaus, in San Francisco; the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, in Washington, DC; and throughout New York City- Lincoln Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Dance Theater Workshop, Symphony Space, Dancing in the Streets, Aaron Davis Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, 651 Arts, Judson Church, and Wave Hill. She founded Blacksmith's Daughter in 1999 after the passing of her father, renowned visual artist Ed Love; using his traditions as a starting point, the company has, since its inception, performed dance-, music-, and art-based stories about diversity, life and death, and the power of communication through contemporary dance.
Part of the Best of the Boroughs Festival