n ï m

n ï m

n ï m company

Choreographer/ Performer/ Dancer Naïma Mazic founded the Austrian association more2rhythm  and the international company n ï m in 2016.

The goal of the company n ï m is to be a stable team that keeps refining its tools and concepts and works on a long-term basis. Within the current culture of short-term project based performances, we want to create a space that allows us to constantly keep developing what we have established.  Our last arrival point will be our new starting point from which we can grow.

 

In the work with n ï m and in my research I am investigating how rhythm manifests itself in dance and how different rhythmicalities change the quality of movement. This goes along with my concentration on the breath; breath that is part of dancing or breath that can be used as an instrument while creating (poly-)rhythms in one body or within multiple bodies.

My main focus lies on the interdisciplinary approach between dancers and musicians. What is common, what the distinct natures are and how we can work within that. Music and dance evolve out of the shared worked of these mediums, with a strong emphasize on contemporary dance and jazz music. My journey went from analyzing to moving; moving with or against beats and offbeats, speeding up or slowing down time within time and embodying polyrhythms.

The next step was to figure out how multiple dancers and musicians can communicate together through polyrhythms and polymeters: How can dance and music correlate through a common language within multiplicity? 

I am profoundly intrigued by the inquiry of my recent questions: What makes movement groove, shuffle and swing, and how does it differ from ‘straight’ rhythmicality?                                          Naïma Mazic

           

Sharing HOME at CAB © Lola Drubigny
Sharing HOME at CAB © Lola Drubigny

Grasping PoLy-Phonies

The word “nim” comes from the german verb nehmen– to take, learn, grasp.

As a company we focus not only on the interdisciplinary exchange between dance and music, but we want to take, learn and grasp from each other within different mediums, always concentrating on the resulting Polyphony of our distinct fields.

Therefore, most importantly, the quality of each discipline may not be compromised within the interdisciplinary context.