In this episode, Nicole Zizzi, dancer, choreographer, aspiring architect, mental health advocate and co-founder of the dance company, Evolve Dynamicz, joins The Okay Days to talk about authentic movement.
Through Evolve Dynamicz, Nicole uses dance and choreography as a platform to share and engage with personal stories to end the stigma around mental health. She is a mental health warrior who is learning to live with ADHD, PTSD, OCD, an eating disorder, and generalized anxiety and depression. This fall she learned that she is also autistic, and suddenly the things that she's silently struggled with all her life are starting to make sense for the first time.
Northeastern University’s Center for Design (CfD) Develops Visual Atlas for the 2019 Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture
December 23 2019
Northeastern University‘s Center for Design (CfD), housed within the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD), developed a visual atlas that is currently on display at the 2019 Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture.
Nicole Zizzi is a dancer and student in the Architecture program. She worked with a database that shows the career trajectories of professional dancers, creating an artistic illustration of how dancers move through their careers.
If you’re an architect, you design buildings. If you’re a dancer, you dance. And if you’re Nicole Zizzi, you do both.
For Zizzi, dance has always been a constant, whether it’s in a studio in her hometown or as the dance group president at the University of Rochester. “I grew up dancing and I just never stopped,” she said
Paolo Ciuccarelli, IDV faculty and director of the Northeastern Center for Design, has developed with IDV and CAMD students a massive 1 kilometer long public data display:
Collaboration brings authorship into question, and that can sometimes cause sticky situations. It can be difficult to incorporate and navigate the ideas of people with different opinions, but I do my best to find common ground! And I think that makes the work that I do with others more authentic. It’s hard, but it also creates such beautiful connections, professionally and personally. I can confidently say that I am very close with all of my collaborators, in school, design, and the dance world.
Hip Hop Cardio And Core - The Importance Of Cardiovascular Training And Cross Training
January 13 2020
We wanted a fun, high energy way to sweat AND continue to get strong. Cardiovascular training is an important part of getting and staying fit as well as an important injury prevention measure for athletes.
Nicole’s Story: Dancing my way through pain
October 18, 2018
We dancers usually don’t express our pain; in fact, we almost like to be in pain because it means we’re working hard and improving. So, when I woke up one morning two years ago and I couldn’t lift my left leg, I knew something was very wrong. This pain was too intense to ignore.