Platform 2024: A Delicate Ritual curated by Kyle Abraham – Danspace Project
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Platform 2024: A Delicate Ritual curated by Kyle Abraham

Photo: Gioncarlo Valentine.

Danspace Project’s Platform 2024: A Delicate Ritual
curated by choreographer Kyle Abraham 

Performances by
Vinson Fraley, Nicholas Ryan Gant, Bebe Miller Company, taisha paggett, Shamel Pitts, and David Roussève

With artistic exchanges between
Abigail DeVille, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and Samora Pinderhughes

Platform 2024 honors Kevin Wynn with a memorial and classes taught by Jason Rodriguez

May 2-June 8, 2024

Danspace Project’s sixteenth Platform is guest-curated by
Kyle Abraham, the Princess Grace and McArthur grant-awarded choreographer, performer, and Artistic Director of A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham. Abraham’s first evening-length work, the Bessie Award-winning The Radio Show, was commissioned and presented by Danspace Project in 2010.

Platform 2024: A Delicate Ritual reflects Abraham’s interest in performers’ rituals, desires, and artistic exchanges. Describing the Platform as “a vulnerable and generative investigation that honors our prayers, practices, and predecessors,” Abraham invited artists to be in conversation with one another in a process of artistic and intergenerational exchange with the following curatorial questions in mind: 

How does nature’s relationship with humanity communicate/jostle/live in your body?

How present is a history of love in your relationship to or ritual of prayer?

How does change affect your relationship to ritual and prayer?



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Stay tuned: The print catalogue for Platform 2024 includes conversations between the featured Platform artists along with unlikely “blind date” exchanges between choreographer Beth Gill and photographer Carrie Schneider; director Charlotte Brathwaite and ecologist Marisa Prefer, arborist Ethan Woods, and acupuncturist Steve Pang. The catalogue includes photographs by photographer Gioncarlo Valentine.

Abraham will also be honored at Danspace’s 50th anniversary Gala alongside Kristy Edmunds and Carol Mullins on May 7, 2024!


Since their inception in 2008, Danspace Project’s Platforms have been a signature program. The Platforms are a multi-week series of performances and events organized by guest-artist-curators and Danspace’s curatorial team. The Platforms were conceived by Executive Director and Chief Curator Judy Hussie-Taylor as “exhibitions that unfold over time” and enact curation as a process of collaborative inquiries delving into artistic, choreographic, and curatorial concerns. Each Platform is accompanied by a print catalogue and, in recent years, an Online Journal issue.

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