is an Austrian dancer and choreographer based in Vienna and Brussels. She founded the association more2rhythm and the n ï m company in 2016. 2018/19 she has been resident choreographer at K3 Tanzplan/Kampnagel, is doing her MA in Performance Studies at NYU TISCH and studied at P.A.R.T.S., the Reykjavik Academy of Arts and MUK in Vienna. She had been invited to be part of the HipHop Continuum at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival with Rennie Harris and received the Impulstanz DanceWeb Scholarship15. She is a dancer for Israeli Choroegrapher Talia De Vries, has been choreographic assistant to filmmaker Athina Tsangari, choreographer Erna Òmarsdottir and Alix Eynaudi.
Naïma concentrates on the musical independency of dancers of different backgrounds and on the collaboration with Jazz musicians. Her choreographic work is influenced by House Dance and by tools of Jazz music, such as uneven meters and polyrhythms. Mazic developed and showed her work in Havana, Paris, Pamplona, New York, Kolkata, Vienna, Brussels, Hamburg and more, with residencies at workSpaceBrussles, ImPulsTanz, Menagerie de Verre and developed the workshop “OF(F) Rhythm” based on her own research.
Most recently she performed “THE CHANGING SAME” with movement research at Judson Church NYC. The next work of n ï m, PoLy-Mirrors. A re-performance of feminine diagonals, will be shown at the Festival Living Away in NYC May 2020 and at the brut imagetanz Festival in Vienna spring 2021. Currently she is conducting research on the femininity of jazz music and is in exchange with female jazz musicians, interested in working with music of composers such as Carla Bley, Abbey Lincoln, Julia Kadel, Allison Miller, María Kim Grand and many more.
The goal of n ï m is to be a stable team that keeps refining its tools and concepts. As a company we focus not only on the 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.