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 at multiple venues on the East Coast, in the Midwest, and in the South, sharing their work that aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities. They have also been highlighted in local newspapers; worked with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project Summer Institute; been featured in a 2017 BRIC TV segment, a documentary for The Advocate, and on Radio Free Brooklyn; performed at Brooklyn Pride 2017; were recipients of the BAX Summer 2017 Space Grant; and were the winners of the 2017 National Women's Music Festival Emerging Artist Contest.
Currently, Nia & Ness are on tour and will be performing run. at the opening night for the
5th BlaqOUT Conference at the Fade into BlaqOUT event April 27, 2018!
Strong. Powerful. Wise.
run. is our evening-length, dance-poetry story as two, black, out-lesbian women in a committed relationship, who navigate the daily struggles and joys of life in NYC. We invite our audience to enter our world as observers, listening in on our intimate, strong, and loving conversations about and influenced by our identities. We hope those experiencing run. will bring what they've learned into their own lives and interactions with others across various and intersectional backgrounds.
To follow them on their journey, check them out on social media.