Neve Beast is creating Badhouse Choreography, Performance Art, and Personal Training
14

patrons

$91
per month
[profile photo by Sonia Xu, cover photo by Marc Brew]

My name is Neve Kamilah Mazique-Bianco, I live in Seattle, and I love bad bodies.

"Who's Bad?" - The King of Pop

Bad can mean many things. We know that. When I told an old coworker of mine that I was a dancer, that I danced in my wheelchair, she said, "Oooooooh I bet that's bad!" And it made my night. Because to different people, the way my body moves and takes up space is bad, as in wrong. And to some people it's bad, as in cool as all get out. I'm a multidisciplinary performance artist and writer, I make art for me. And I am an activist and event organizer. I make art for you.
Often, we call things or people bad when we don't understand their unique purpose or method for making things happen.

Like I might absentmindedly say, "oh that's my bad arm". Well it's my left arm, the arm that gets muscle fatigue and spasms and stops moving, that supports my right arm when I raise it to my face or in the air. It's my bad arm that looks the most cute in photos.
As a queer disabled femme of color I have often felt like spaces I move in or into are not for me. Or at least, not for all of me. I don't think getting through the day, let alone having access to our bodies or resources or joy, should be harder for marginalized people, for "bad" bodies. But the fact is, it is.
It is harder for me to navigate systems to access food, care, and other necessities, to roll down the street in my neighborhood, to attend dance classes to help me stay limber and improve my techniques as a choreographer and mover, and it is definitely harder to party accessibly!
Due to my training and work with Def Dance Jam Workshop, Unitarian Universalist activists, Sins Invalid, and Axis Dance Company, I also, however, have been privileged to know what it feels like when I am fully welcomed and engaged in a space. It is life changing.

And this is why I seek to serve many different communities and individuals as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, an access centered/integrated dance teacher, political choreographer, performance artist and writer. My purpose is to perform, learn, teach, and make moving heart homes for people who need them and want them.

My hope is to contribute to a world idea where people like me are given a chance to breathe a sigh of relief. A chance to feel free, instead of boxed in and chastised for not confining to a norm we can't replicate or fit ourselves inside of. Hasn't it been the deviations from the status quo that have produced the most incredible, culture confounding, life giving inventions?Aren't the baddest among our communities, just that, not wrong, but badass? Being seen, being engaged, having access to our unique joys such as moving and taking care of our bodies, contributes to our sense of self worth, and our ability to do good in the world.

I live and work in Seattle, and the land and the people here provide me with plenty of encouragement and inspiration. However, cost of living here is high, and for a Black, queer, female, gender nonconforming, disabled (arthrogryposis, scoliosis, and PTSD) self employed artist surviving on slim SSI payments and a hustling lifestyle, supporting the work I make and the heart I house is challenging. With just $1,500 a month from you, my patrons, my community, I could afford to pay my rent every month, purchase necessary equipment for my filmmaking and personal/medical care, and book accessible studio time. Studio time is essential not only to the creation of my dance works, but also to lessening my chronic pain and teaching me truths about the most accessible paths for my body to take.

Dancing, and it's sisters, poetry and music, are like breathing to me. But breathing isn't always easy. You need room to breathe. You need support. You need clean air. You need space. Sometimes, you need to practice breathing deeply. Sometimes you need assistance to breathe. When you do this, when you get this help, you find that that headache or fear you thought you'd always have begins to melt away. Being able to dance and make art as much as I want to does this for my body heart and mind. It gives my body to me so that I can give my body to the world. I would love to help you breathe, to bring ease and joy to my people in the world. Will you help me breathe?

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @nevebebad
Tiers
Friend Date
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 
Kickback
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 


Access to special work in progress dance videos, with shoutouts and love!

Dance Party
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 


Access to special work in progress performance videos, vlogs before they are released, and shoutouts on social media!


Access to a FB group for Patrons of Neve Be only and the ability to make requests for my upcoming works! Requests can be made in comments if you do not have Facebook. (include Facebook name if you would like this feature)

Collaborator
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 


Access to special work in progress dance videos, with shoutouts and love!


Access to a FB group for Patrons of Neve Be only and the ability to make requests for my upcoming works! Requests can be made in comments if you do not have Facebook. (include Facebook name if you would like this feature)


Access to Seasonal Classes via Skype or Zoom (for multiple participants or on an individual basis). If dancing or body work is not your thing, trade this in for a consulting or advice session with me! (4x a year, plus everything above)


Message or comment your contact info! xoxo

Patron Silver
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 


Access to special work in progress dance videos, with shoutouts and love!


Access to a FB group for Patrons of Neve Be only and the ability to make requests for my upcoming works! Requests can be made in comments if you do not have Facebook. (include Facebook name if you would like this feature)


Access to Seasonal Classes via Skype or Zoom (for multiple participants or on an individual basis). If dancing or body work's not your thing, trade this in for a consulting or advice session with me! (4x a year, plus everything above)


Message or comment your contact info! xoxo


Your name in the programs and promo info of any of my shows beginning after you become a Silver Patron. Sweet postcards as a monthly thank you and reminder of upcoming work and opportunities!

Patron Gold
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 


Access to special work in progress dance videos, with shoutouts and love!


Access to a FB group for Patrons of Neve Be only and the ability to make requests for my upcoming works! Requests can be made in comments if you do not have Facebook. (include Facebook name if you would like this feature)


Access to Seasonal Dance Classes via Skype or Zoom (for multiple participants or on an individual basis). If dancing's not your thing, trade this in for a consulting or advice session with me! (4x a year, plus everything above)


Message or comment your contact info! xoxo


Your name in the programs and promo info of any of my shows beginning after you become a Silver or Gold Patron. 


Let's be pen pals! I'll send you hand written letters and include poetry, artwork, and other treats.

Patron Platinum!
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 


Access to special work in progress dance videos, with shoutouts and love!


Access to a FB group for Patrons of Neve Be only and the ability to make requests for my upcoming works! Requests can be made in comments if you do not have Facebook. (include Facebook name if you would like this feature)


Access to Seasonal Classes via Skype or Zoom (for multiple participants or on an individual basis). If dancing or body work's not your thing, trade this in for a consulting or advice session with me! (4x a year, plus everything above)


Message or comment your contact info! xoxo


Your name in the programs and promo info of any of my shows beginning after you become a Silver, Gold, or Platinum Patron. 


Let me send you a care package! In it I will include a letter, poetry, artwork, mix CD or tape, and reminders of all you have helped me create so far. In addition, I will give you access to my personal phone number so that we can keep in touch. If you are a dancer or artist, I would love to find a way to get to one another to collaborate on a piece!

Goals
$91 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month, I will have enough supplemental income to support my studies becoming a Certified Personal Trainer, and taking classes/sessions which make me a better artist and help my body feel good! Like voice lessons, massage, and ballet class. I'll keep y'all abreast of all this goodness!
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[profile photo by Sonia Xu, cover photo by Marc Brew]

My name is Neve Kamilah Mazique-Bianco, I live in Seattle, and I love bad bodies.

"Who's Bad?" - The King of Pop

Bad can mean many things. We know that. When I told an old coworker of mine that I was a dancer, that I danced in my wheelchair, she said, "Oooooooh I bet that's bad!" And it made my night. Because to different people, the way my body moves and takes up space is bad, as in wrong. And to some people it's bad, as in cool as all get out. I'm a multidisciplinary performance artist and writer, I make art for me. And I am an activist and event organizer. I make art for you.
Often, we call things or people bad when we don't understand their unique purpose or method for making things happen.

Like I might absentmindedly say, "oh that's my bad arm". Well it's my left arm, the arm that gets muscle fatigue and spasms and stops moving, that supports my right arm when I raise it to my face or in the air. It's my bad arm that looks the most cute in photos.
As a queer disabled femme of color I have often felt like spaces I move in or into are not for me. Or at least, not for all of me. I don't think getting through the day, let alone having access to our bodies or resources or joy, should be harder for marginalized people, for "bad" bodies. But the fact is, it is.
It is harder for me to navigate systems to access food, care, and other necessities, to roll down the street in my neighborhood, to attend dance classes to help me stay limber and improve my techniques as a choreographer and mover, and it is definitely harder to party accessibly!
Due to my training and work with Def Dance Jam Workshop, Unitarian Universalist activists, Sins Invalid, and Axis Dance Company, I also, however, have been privileged to know what it feels like when I am fully welcomed and engaged in a space. It is life changing.

And this is why I seek to serve many different communities and individuals as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, an access centered/integrated dance teacher, political choreographer, performance artist and writer. My purpose is to perform, learn, teach, and make moving heart homes for people who need them and want them.

My hope is to contribute to a world idea where people like me are given a chance to breathe a sigh of relief. A chance to feel free, instead of boxed in and chastised for not confining to a norm we can't replicate or fit ourselves inside of. Hasn't it been the deviations from the status quo that have produced the most incredible, culture confounding, life giving inventions?Aren't the baddest among our communities, just that, not wrong, but badass? Being seen, being engaged, having access to our unique joys such as moving and taking care of our bodies, contributes to our sense of self worth, and our ability to do good in the world.

I live and work in Seattle, and the land and the people here provide me with plenty of encouragement and inspiration. However, cost of living here is high, and for a Black, queer, female, gender nonconforming, disabled (arthrogryposis, scoliosis, and PTSD) self employed artist surviving on slim SSI payments and a hustling lifestyle, supporting the work I make and the heart I house is challenging. With just $1,500 a month from you, my patrons, my community, I could afford to pay my rent every month, purchase necessary equipment for my filmmaking and personal/medical care, and book accessible studio time. Studio time is essential not only to the creation of my dance works, but also to lessening my chronic pain and teaching me truths about the most accessible paths for my body to take.

Dancing, and it's sisters, poetry and music, are like breathing to me. But breathing isn't always easy. You need room to breathe. You need support. You need clean air. You need space. Sometimes, you need to practice breathing deeply. Sometimes you need assistance to breathe. When you do this, when you get this help, you find that that headache or fear you thought you'd always have begins to melt away. Being able to dance and make art as much as I want to does this for my body heart and mind. It gives my body to me so that I can give my body to the world. I would love to help you breathe, to bring ease and joy to my people in the world. Will you help me breathe?

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @nevebebad

Recent posts by Neve Beast

Tiers
Friend Date
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 
Kickback
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 


Access to special work in progress dance videos, with shoutouts and love!

Dance Party
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 


Access to special work in progress performance videos, vlogs before they are released, and shoutouts on social media!


Access to a FB group for Patrons of Neve Be only and the ability to make requests for my upcoming works! Requests can be made in comments if you do not have Facebook. (include Facebook name if you would like this feature)

Collaborator
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 


Access to special work in progress dance videos, with shoutouts and love!


Access to a FB group for Patrons of Neve Be only and the ability to make requests for my upcoming works! Requests can be made in comments if you do not have Facebook. (include Facebook name if you would like this feature)


Access to Seasonal Classes via Skype or Zoom (for multiple participants or on an individual basis). If dancing or body work is not your thing, trade this in for a consulting or advice session with me! (4x a year, plus everything above)


Message or comment your contact info! xoxo

Patron Silver
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 


Access to special work in progress dance videos, with shoutouts and love!


Access to a FB group for Patrons of Neve Be only and the ability to make requests for my upcoming works! Requests can be made in comments if you do not have Facebook. (include Facebook name if you would like this feature)


Access to Seasonal Classes via Skype or Zoom (for multiple participants or on an individual basis). If dancing or body work's not your thing, trade this in for a consulting or advice session with me! (4x a year, plus everything above)


Message or comment your contact info! xoxo


Your name in the programs and promo info of any of my shows beginning after you become a Silver Patron. Sweet postcards as a monthly thank you and reminder of upcoming work and opportunities!

Patron Gold
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 


Access to special work in progress dance videos, with shoutouts and love!


Access to a FB group for Patrons of Neve Be only and the ability to make requests for my upcoming works! Requests can be made in comments if you do not have Facebook. (include Facebook name if you would like this feature)


Access to Seasonal Dance Classes via Skype or Zoom (for multiple participants or on an individual basis). If dancing's not your thing, trade this in for a consulting or advice session with me! (4x a year, plus everything above)


Message or comment your contact info! xoxo


Your name in the programs and promo info of any of my shows beginning after you become a Silver or Gold Patron. 


Let's be pen pals! I'll send you hand written letters and include poetry, artwork, and other treats.

Patron Platinum!
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my full blog posts and words of encouragement to my community! I want to tell you the beautiful and encouraging things that keep me going, and what keeps me motivated when shit gets hard. It's not always going to be pretty, but you always are. 


Access to special work in progress dance videos, with shoutouts and love!


Access to a FB group for Patrons of Neve Be only and the ability to make requests for my upcoming works! Requests can be made in comments if you do not have Facebook. (include Facebook name if you would like this feature)


Access to Seasonal Classes via Skype or Zoom (for multiple participants or on an individual basis). If dancing or body work's not your thing, trade this in for a consulting or advice session with me! (4x a year, plus everything above)


Message or comment your contact info! xoxo


Your name in the programs and promo info of any of my shows beginning after you become a Silver, Gold, or Platinum Patron. 


Let me send you a care package! In it I will include a letter, poetry, artwork, mix CD or tape, and reminders of all you have helped me create so far. In addition, I will give you access to my personal phone number so that we can keep in touch. If you are a dancer or artist, I would love to find a way to get to one another to collaborate on a piece!