Artistic Direction 2024

Naïma Mazic is based between Vienna and Berlin. She founded the n ï m company and association more2rhythm in 2016. She has been resident choreographer at K3 Tanzplan Hamburg/Kampnagel, has an MA in Performance Studies from NYU TISCH and studied at P.A.R.T.S., the Reykjavik Academy of Arts, at MUK/ Conservatory Vienna (+dance pedagogy). She was part of the HipHop Continuum at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival USA and ImPulstanz DanceWeb15 & 22. Her recent works have been shown at Judson Church NYC, Vienna Art Week, brut Vienna, DOCK 11 Berlin, Tanzfaktur Cologne, LAB Frankfurt and Leipziger Jazztage. Her latest pieces are ALBUM, the muse at work and PoLy-Mirrors. Her commissioned work 2022 for the ensemble uBu has been touring in Germany. Naïma is also performing in her own works and works of others. With a background in house dance, Bgirling and swing dance, 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 femininity of/ in jazzmusic and directing music videos for musicians, such as Golnar Shahyar.Naïma regularly is teaching her workshop OF(F) RHYTHM and once a month she is leading the HEAR & NOW* Jamsession for dancers and musicians in different cities. 2024 she is artistic director at LAKE Studios Berlin and is curating the 6. edition of the summer festival SUBMERGE – getting into the work, examining choreographic works related to rhythm and groove.

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