Untitled (For Now)

Nubian Néné

Tangente + 45 min

May 28, 9pm
May 29, 6pm

Presented under the forms of distinct, striking capsules, this work-in-progress explores the broad question of identity, and its ever-changing nature. Nubian Néné is on a quest to face herself and comprehend her mind by exploring the effects of mental health on her creativity. The doubts experienced as a Black Woman Artist have plunged her into a whirlwind of emotions. The effects: anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, the result: developing coping mechanisms, and a healing system. The questions: How does one cope with the spiraling episodes of doubt and despair? What place does community have in the healing practice?

Guided by music, architecture, atmospheres, dramaturgy, history, Black American culture, and her Haitian roots, Nubian Néné shapes a process that leads to healing, while drawing inspiration from experience. In vogue: the incorporation of the visual art of the body and the line, the scenic imagination as seen as a photograph in movement, enlacing words on stage, and creating an auditory stimulus which carries, and transcends. The quest is to remain faithful to the continuous change of self.

Content warning
Mental health issues

Creation + Artistic Direction + Choreography + Poetry + Visuals + Costume
Nubian Néné – A Lady in the House

Coproduction + Collaboration

Songwriting + Composing
Sam I Am Montolla

Composing + Sound Engineering
Richard ‘Shash’U’ St-Aubin (FRGMNT)

Creative consultant
Céline Richard-Robichon

Ja James ‘Jigsaw’ Britton Johnson

Dramaturgy + Choreography Consultant
Tatiana Desardouin

Light Design
Jon Cleveland

Previous creations
Dove – 2023
Untitled – 2023
Passengers Will Be Remembered – 2022
dualis – 2022
RITUALS – 2020
RALLY – 2018
Adios Love – 2018
Come On Down – 2018
Justify – 2018
Crown Heights Creatives – 2016
The Essence Experience – 2016
LEGADO – 2016
Rainbow Queens – 2016
S T A N C E – 2015-17
Tout’seulensemble – 2015
A Lady in her House – 2015
Fancifull – 2014
Lato Oscuro – 2013
Two Women – 2012

Creation residency
CUNY Dance Initiative recipient,
Écotone Espace d’expérimentation,
Salon 58,
Agora Une Première Fois,
Circuit-Est Résidence Technique (FRGMNT)
LA SERRE – arts vivants – Résidences Radiales
PASS at Snug Harbor,

Special thanks to
Black People, Haitian People, Ancestors, The Black American Experience that led to its music, dance and activism. The Haitian Blood that runs through my veins – giving me strength, power, love, confidence, and resistance. The dance communities, my teachers, my elders, the clubs, the dance floor, and all the artists who have changed my life. Coco, Ti Gè, Geto.