Nazmo Dance Collective

Work

CURRENT WORK

Grimm

Grimm is an issue-driven dance and storytelling production that immerses audiences in the world of fairy tales. Three fairy tales, “The Frog Prince,” “Cinderella,” and the Caribbean legend “The Soucouyant” are portrayed through movement and storytelling to present important themes that relate to topics of social concern, including gender and racial issues and immigrant disenfranchisement. Though fairy tales are often associated with children’s folklore, the stories are filled with profound adult content.

"Spritely"   
"evoke[s] fantasy and escapism"
"...more satisfying than finding a prince..."

Read what the press is saying about Grimm

Photo credit: Blaze Villanueva

Past Performances and Showings:

Grimm | Center for Performance Research | April 26th and 27th, 2019

Split Bill Series | Triskelion Arts | February 14th & 16th, 2019

Under Exposed | Dixon Place | October 24th, 7:30pm

TRIal | Center for Performance Research | August 1st, 2018

WaxWorks | Triskelion Arts | May 20th, 2018

Footprints Modern Dance Festival | West Side YMCA | May 18-20th, 2017

Fertile Grounds | Green Space | April 20th, 2017

The Hatch Presenting Series | Jennifer Muller Studios | April 8th, 2017


PAST WORK

Matters of Facts | Center for Performance Research | October 28th & 29th, 2016

Matters of Facts is an immersive, multi-media performance that combines dance, sound and interactive projection to dramatize prisoner of war camps that existed in the United States during World War II. The history of these camps is seldom taught and controversial because captured Nazi soldiers were treated unusually well while American citizens faced war rationing and internment camps. Audience members walk around and among the dancers, immersing themselves in the performance that abstractly depicts this history in three sections, from the battlefield to the camps and on the home front. 

Additional Performances:

Doug Varone DEVICES 3 | Gibney Dance Center | August 11 and 12th, 2016

Biomorphic Dance Festival | March 20th, 2016

Elisa Monte Choreography Symposium | February 26th, 2016 |

HATCH Presenting Series | Jennifer Muller/ The Words | December 5th, 2015

Photo credit: Cesarin Mateo

Photo credit: Cesarin Mateo

Photo credit: Cesarin Mateo

Photo credit: Cesarin Mateo

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Matters of Facts was made possible with support from Humanities New York

 


[re]CLAIM | RIFT BlackBox Theater | May 15th-17th, 2015

[re]CLAIM is an interdisciplinary and immersive dance performance and workshop that addresses the effect of art in non-traditional spaces and forms. Influenced by graffiti, pop art, and accusations of plagiarism in popular culture, the project combines an evening performance and afternoon workshops that address how artists reclaim ownership of space and ideas as a canvas for social change. 

Additional Performances:

Art Basel | Mobile Micro Theatre | December 2013

Poster by Jeremy Morrow

Poster by Jeremy Morrow

Photo credit: Maksimiliam Dikarev

Photo credit: Maksimiliam Dikarev

Our workshop with artist Remote

Our workshop with artist Remote

 
Photo credit: Maksimiliam Dikarev

Photo credit: Maksimiliam Dikarev

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[re]CLAIM was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.


TAGGED | Dance on Camera | Film Society of Lincoln Center | January 31st, 2015

TAGGED is a dance film that features graffiti painted dancers who move throughout New York City. They create a moving image and transform spaces viewed as sacred, private, or useless into a useful urban theater. The film addresses how artists can claim urban public and private space as their own creative canvas as well as encourages my communities to look at and appreciate the art surrounding them everyday.

Additional Screenings:

ScreenDance Miami | Tigertail Productions | January 24th & 25th, 2015

BAAD | Dance Films Association | May 14th, 2015

NOLA Film Festival | Indie Film Club Miami | November 5th,  2014

Photo Credit: Dennis Cardineau

Photo Credit: Dennis Cardineau


Moonrise with Memories | New World Symphony | January 12th, 2015

Moonrise with Memories, created in collaboration with Bass Trombonist, Jeremy Morrow, is a duet that explores reflection and memory in loss. The music, composed by Frederic Rzewski, was inspired by Pygmy culture and displays the solo bass trombone as an instrument, "played when something big goes wrong, or when someone dies, and an optimistic answer... is needed" (Rzewski). “Moonrise with Memories reflects this musical relationship through dance, investigating the perseverance of the human spirit and glorification of history and personal memories.  Combining music and dance, “Moonrise with Memories is a heartfelt narrative about how we remember and retell our life stories.

Additional Performances:

Miami Open Stage | Dance Now! Miami | February 8th, 2014

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No Trespassing | Cucalorus Film Festival | November 12th - 16th, 2014

Shot in the abandoned Miami Marine Stadium, No Trespassing moves dance into an urban theater. Movement takes place in and around the entire stadium except for where performance traditionally occurs. It takes the viewer on a playful exploration of what is abandoned and prohibited, yet beautiful.

Additional Screenings:

ScreenDance Miami | Tigertail Productions | January 24th, 2014

Photo Credit: Bruce Pinchbeck

Photo Credit: Bruce Pinchbeck


Fettered, Fly Free | Mobile Micro Theatre | April 2013

Fettered, Fly Free explores an individual coming to terms with the unknown.  The movement plays with a sense of duality between feeling stuck in a routine and the freedom created when one does not know what will happen. Through a discovery of risk taking and its  positive and negative consequences Fettered, Fly Free attempts to represent a possible world in which these dueling tensions can and do exist together.

Miami Open Stage | Dance Now! Miami | March 2013

Photo Credit: Blaze Villanueva

Photo Credit: Blaze Villanueva