Kimiko, a mixed-race woman, is looking seriously into the camera. She is wearing a long blue, off-the-shoulder dress with large metal wire earrings. Her dark hair is in a high ponytail and coiled into two twists.

Photo by Julia Discenza.

Kimiko Tanabe

Space Grant (Fall 2022)

Kimiko Tanabe (she/her) is a dance artist hosted on Lenape Land, currently known as Brooklyn. She graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Creative Writing and Dance. She explores the mediums of performance art, dance, writing, origami and paper, and is in a committed partnership with her .38 Muji pen. She was a competitive gymnast for ten years, making art on the side, until finding herself in the contemporary dance field and transitioning art to the center. She is forever fascinated with Japanese folklore and as a lover of literature she finds herself making important life decisions under the eyes and influence of fiction. For Kimiko, art is intimate and inexact. 

She currently performs with marion spencer and glenn potter-takata and has performed with Kizuna Dance, Seymour::Dance Collective, Lisa Fagan and Hannah Mitchell, HIJACK, Nial Ibragimov, Shawn Womack, Patrizia Herminjard, Kristi Cole & Guests, and Undertow Dance. She is a 2022 Gallim Moving Artist Resident, 2021 Artist in Resident at The Floor, and 2021 Fresh Ground Pepper Play Ground Play Group Residency Cohort Member.