Benjamin Akio Kimitch

Benjamin Akio Kimitch is an artist and producer living in Brooklyn, NY. His recent dance works include Tiger Hands (The Shed as part of Open Call 2022) and Ko-bu (The Noguchi Museum and Danspace Project). For Tiger Hands, Kimitch received a “Bessie” New York Dance and Performance Award for Outstanding Choreographer/Creator. Artistic residencies include the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, and The Kitchen Dance and Process. In 2023, he began an ongoing, collaborative US/Japan research project with choreographer Yasuko Yokoshi. Alongside his artistic practice, Kimitch is a producer for Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC) at the World Trade Center.

Photo by Da Ping Luo
Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born I Sweat Variant, Beth Gill, Benjamin Akio Kimitch, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Derek Lee McPhatter