"excerpt hearts is a thought exploration, an abstracted stereotype of our lesbian past lives. we are an under rehearsed cover band. communicating through song and non-melodic momentary processing. exploring the power dynamic of this co-dependent relationship via live performance. our spatial relationship indicates our two-dimensional platonically romantic relationship we have made, just for this. love will prevail."
niv Acosta is a brooklyn based artist born and raised in Washington Heights, Manhattan. niv is 23 years old, dominican, and transgender. He trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance with Tadej Brdnik, Jessica Delia, and Catherine Cabee as well as attending the California Institute of the arts where he studied dance technique and choreography. niv has shown his work at The Sharon Disney Lund Theater at CalArts, The Pieter Performance Space in Los Angeles, The Community Education Center in Philadelphia, Open Performance through Movement Research, New York Live Arts for the Fresh Tracks Residency Program, AUNTS at The Secret Loft in Bushwick, The Tank and Danspace Project in Manhattan, and at Brooklyn Arts Exchange in Park Slope.
The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Tess Dworman is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer originally from Chicago. In New York, Tess has made collaborative work with Kyli Kleven, Steve May, and Caitlin Marz. Their work has been shown at Danspace Project, RoofTop Dance, and Roulette Intermedium. Tess' work has also been presented at Dixon Place, AUNTS, Movement Research at the Judson Church, PPL's Performancy Forum, and the Tank. In addition to this collaboration with niv, Tess is currently working with Strauss Bourque-LaFrance and Tere O'Connor.
Legacy Russell is a writer, artist, curator, and creative producer. She has worked at and produced programs for The Bruce High Quality Foundation, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2010, she was granted a Creative Time Curatorial Fellowship; in 2011, her project OPEN CEREMONY/American Idolatry was presented as part of iCI’s Curatorial Intensive. Legacy is the Co-Founder of ContactProject.net and a founding member of the curatorial production team, Limited Time Only. In September of 2011 she was appointed as Art Editor of BOMB Magazine’s BOMBlog.
LIMITED TIME ONLY is a creative collaboration and curatorial production team consisting of Legacy Russell, Stina Puotinen, and Sarah Giovanniello.
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