Nia Love’s residency at Hunter College will focus on her newest work, which investigates the intersections of agriculture and dance. It is part of a four-phase project based on the premise that societies are a complex of actions, tensions, and interchanging systems that permit “sister systems,” like dance and agriculture, to use similar methods for productivity. Love’s process will draw upon documentary footage from her work in Africa and the New Directions Choreography Laboratory, and interviews with farmers via Skype to examine agricultural practices that take into account economic, social and environmental sustainability. This research will be shared with the audience during the public presentation.
Nia Love, co-Founder/co-Artistic Director of Love|Forté a Collective, is the recipient of multiple Suitcase Fund awards (an initiative of New York Live Arts), a Fulbright Fellow, and a Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist-in-Residence. She was selected for a 2013-14 New Directions Choreographic Laboratory via the Ailey/BFA Fordham Program. Nia has performed her work internationally and at various NYC venues, including Lincoln Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, Dance Theater Workshop, Harlem Stage, Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, Aaron Davis Hall, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, 651 Arts, Judson Church, BAAD!, BAX, and the Alvin Ailey Theater. She has taught at American Dance Festival, Ailey/Fordham BFA program, Smith College, Williams College, Sarah Lawrence College, Hunter College, University of Colorado, Movement Research, and Bates Dance Festival.