Adam Benjamin Biography

About Adam Benjamin


Adam Benjamin is a choreographer, author and one of the pioneers of integrated dance. His book Making an Entrance. Theory and practice for disabled and non-disabled dancers (Routledge 2002) is considered a seminal text

He has received numerous awards including a London TimeOut performance award, the Sainsbury’s award for education, and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship while on the faculty of Theatre and Performance at Plymouth University.

Adam has been an Associate Artist at The Place, a Wingate Scholar, a Rayne Choreographic Fellow, recipient of an Arts Council International Artist Fellowship and was named a Change Maker by the South Bank Centre in 2015. He founded Tshwaragano Dance Company, the first South African dance company integrated on both racial and disability lines, more recently he helped establish the first professional integrated company in Japan; Company-Kyo.

He was joint founder and artistic director of CandoCo Dance Company and a founder member of 5 Men Dancing. His most recent choreographic work Marked for Exim Dance company was performed in the UK and Italy before the pandemic. He has taught and performed with amongst others Russell Maliphant, Kirstie Simson, Jordi Cortés and Gabriele Reuter. He launched the Dancers’ Forest initiative during the pandemic and is now raising funds for the first site in Devon.

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