Naïma Mazic / n ï m company 

Naïma Mazić founded the Austrian association more2rhythm and the international company n ï m in 2016. In 2018/19 she was choreographer in residence at K3 Tanzplan Hamburg/Kampnagel and has an MA in Performance Studies from NYU TISCH. She furthermore studied at P.A.R.T.S., the Reykjavik Academy of Arts, AHK Amsterdam and at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts/MUK (+dance pedagogy). Naïma Mazic has been invited to the HipHop Continuum of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival USA, Urban Dance Project in Kolkata, India and ImPulsTanz DanceWeb15. She has been working with choreographers/ directors such as Alix Eynaudi, Doris Uhlich, Talia DeVries, Volker Schmidt (Wiener Festwochen), Erna Ómarsdottir/ Shalala Company, Athina Tsangari (Salzburger Festspiele) and musicians such as Alain Franco, Robyn Schulkowsky, Leon Parker, Maria Kim Grand, Elias Stemeseder,… In her work, Naïma Mazic focuses on the musical independence of dancers and with a background in house dance and Bgirling, Naïma concentrates on the communication between dancers of different backgrounds and (jazz) musicians. Her work is based on tools of jazz music, replenished by sensuality. Currently Naïma is conducting research on the femininity of jazz music. She has been an evening manager at the Jazz- & Musicclub Porgy & Bess since 2011 and is European Jazz Network Representative. She developed the workshop OF(F) Rhythm which she often teaches together with the bass player Haggai Cohen-Milo (Mark Morris Dance Center NYC, ImPulsTanz,…). With n ï m company she performed her work, among others at el ciervo encantado in Havana, at CAB Brussels, the Vienna Art Week / Kunstraum NÖ, Le Regard du Cygne, Judson Church NYC, 45th Leipziger Jazztage, brut Wien, Kampnagel and more. With residencies at ImPulsTanz, workspacebrussels, La Ménagerie de Verre, Lake Studios Berlin, Centro Coreografico de La Gomera,…Furthermore, Naïma is working in close collaboration with the filmmaker Alaa Alkurdi and is directing music videos for jazz musicians and working as a commissioned choreographer for dance & music Ensembles such as uBu.