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Benjamin Wegman



Biography

Benjamin Wegman is a performer, choreographer, and teacher based in the Washington, DC area. Originally hailing from a town called Normal, Benjamin joined the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in 2007. With the company he has worked to make dances with communities across the United States and internationally in Canada, Japan, Ireland, Switzerland, and France.  A respected teacher, he has taught at the American Dance Festival, University of Maryland, Towson University, Indiana University, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, and the Japan Contemporary Dance Network’s Dance Life Festival.  Benjamin had the honor of co-directing the premiere of Hidden Snow Memory with Keith Thompson in Sapporo, Japan and Tour Starts Here, a site-specific work, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  In 2009, he assisted Martha Wittman on the world premiere of Wind Studies at Indiana University.  As a performer, he has danced with Jeanne Ruddy Dance, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Keith Thompson’s danceTactics, Headlong Dance Theater, CityDance Ensemble, SCRAP Performance Group, The Pillow Project, Troika Ranch, Meyer Chaffaud Dance and was recently a featured dancer with Washington National Opera.

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/9/2011: Sarah Levitt & Benjamin Wegman: Hammock

Hammock is a collaboration between Dance Exchange dancers, choreographers, and teachers Levitt and Wegman. Using movement, text, and an original sound design by Matt Hubbs, the work confronts notions of rest and restlessness in today’s society, and explores the ways in which we name who we are and define what we have been and will become. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Video 9/8/2011: Sarah Levitt and Benjamin Wegman: Hammock

Hammock is a collaboration between Dance Exchange dancers, choreographers, and teachers Levitt and Wegman. Using movement, text, and an original sound design by Matt Hubbs, the work confronts notions of rest and restlessness in today’s society, and explores the ways in which we name who we are and define what we have been and will become. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Benjamin Wegman