niv Acosta/Tess Dworman

niv Acosta/Tess Dworman

 

niv Acosta is a Brooklyn based artist born and raised in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Acosta is 25 years old, Black-Dominican and transgender. he trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance as an adolescent, attended California Institute of the Arts, briefly, and also attended American Dance Festival for a number of summers. Acosta has shown his work at various events/spaces including Pieter Performance Space in Los Angeles, The Community Education Center in Philadelphia, New York Live Arts through the Fresh Tracks Residency Program, through AUNTS at The New Museum, at The Tank, Danspace Project in Ralph Lemons "Marathon. The End." event, The Meulensteen Gallery in Manhattan and at Brooklyn Arts Exchange and MOMA PS1. he has previously, and is currently, working on projects with Andrea Geyer's Three Chants Modern at MOMA, Vanessa Anspaugh's Original Document at Danspace Project, Moving Theater: Reusable Parts/Endless Love at Danspace Project, Larissa Velez-Jackson: Star Crap In Progress, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Hilary Clark, iele paloumpis, Phialdelphia Dance Projects and Deborah Hay during Blues at MOMA.

Tess Dworman is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer originally from Chicago, IL. She studied at the Laban Centre in London and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BFA in Dance.  From 2008-2009, she was a LinkUP Residency artist at Links Hall in Chicago. In New York, her work has been presented by AUNTS, Center for Performance Research, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, Movement Research at the Judson Church and Roulette Intermedium. Dworman has also had the pleasure of performing in the works of Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Kim Brandt, Yanira Castro, Tere O'Connor, Moriah Evans, Marissa Perel and Mariana Valencia.