It is with great excitement that Danspace Project welcomes Benjamin Akio Kimitch to Danspace Project as our next Program Director & Associate Curator. We also express our deep gratitude to our departing Program Director & Associate Curator, Lydia Bell, who held the position for five years.
“Lydia had planned to leave Danspace this spring to develop independent projects before the COVID-19 Pandemic hit,” explains Judy Hussie-Taylor, Danspace Project Executive Director & Chief Curator. “Lydia and I have worked with Benjamin over the past decade both as a culture worker and artist. His years of experience as a producer, his perspective as a choreographer, his knowledge of the New York, national, and international performing arts, as well as his longtime connection to Danspace Project made him the perfect person to be the next Program Director & Associate Curator. I am excited to see what his contributions to Danspace will be in the coming years.”
Benjamin Kimitch has held positions at New York City performance institutions the Park Avenue Armory, New York Live Arts and Dance Theater Workshop, and most recently served as Senior Producer at Performance Space New York from 2015-2020. In his work as a producer and curator of performances, exhibitions, residencies, and festivals, Kimitch is committed to advancing artists’ visions and facilitating exchange across discipline and cultural sectors.
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