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Benjamin Akio Kimitch presents "Tiger Hands" (FREE)

Benjamin Akio Kimitch presents "Tiger Hands" (FREE)


Benjamin Akio Kimitch


The Shed
New York, NY


Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 8:00pm daily through August 6, 2022


Free tickets coming in July!

Benjamin Akio Kimitch

August 4, 5, 6, 2022
Tiger Hands
Directed, choreographed, and designed by Benjamin Akio Kimitch 
Free tickets available in July
The Shed, NYC

Performed by Pareena Lim, Julie McMillan Castellano, Lai Yi Ohlsen

Music Written and Performed by Claire M Singer

Dramaturgy by Jeffrey Gan

Costume Design by Carlos Soto

Lighting Design by Serena Wong

Project Management by Justin Wong


Tiger Hands choreographer Benjamin Akio Kimitch dreams beyond the worn-out mantra of East-meets-West. Inspired by his formative training in Chinese dance and intimate encounters with Peking opera, Kimitch’s vision for his first production in five years is one of world making. With this performance, Kimitch continues a body of dance works that honor grief for his late mother, a third-generation sansei Japanese American, amateur taiko drummer, and folk dancer.

Tiger hands, a Peking opera posture conventionally reserved for male characters, represents for Kimitch both a later-life reconnection to his formative non-Western dance training and cues for how he might enliven the early experimental energy that birthed this artform. Kimitch invites a diverse group of creative collaborators in his cosmic, sunrise-colored search for authentic personal expression, using elements of Peking opera as a transformative source of beauty and strength.


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Photo by Chris Cameron at MANCC

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