Photo by Ian Douglas

Nia Love

I am a woman, sister, daughter, wife, grandmother, dancing activist, conceptual artist/anarchist. I also belong to the snake totem and the daughter of a blacksmith and the great-great granddaughter of a tea leaf reader. I am the daughter from metal and ocean respectfully- Ogun and Yemanjah, not because it was read to me but because I remember.

I live in Harlem and am completely informed and affected by genocidal effects of gentrification first hand. I am a product of institutionalized learning, a graduate from Howard University and Florida State University two completely different experiences placing me in the hold again and again. Most recently I am recovering from 25 years of addiction with applying for tenure-track positions and just now got off the gravy train and I didn't have to do the 12-step program... It feels great.

I am a 2016-17 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and asst. professor adjunct at Queens and Hunter colleges. I will be teaching at the New School this fall 2017-18.

Past Classes & Events

Fall Festival | Singularity: a point of contact

December 01, 2017
workshop

Movement Research at the Judson Church

November 13, 2017
performance

Studies Project: Epic Memory Lab

September 14, 2017
event

Does the Dance Field Make Room for Dancer-Parents?

April 29, 2017
event

Movement Research at the Judson Church

November 14, 2016
performance

MELT—LOVE|FORTÉ Workshop on Composition

Aug 8 – Aug 12, 2016
melt