benedict nguyen


  • performing with Sally Silvers in Pandora’s New Cake Stain @ Roulette - Dec 1-3 (tix here)

  • modeled for Thúy Custom Clothier at DapperQ Fashion Show NYFW @ Brooklyn Museum (tix here)
  • produced “4 x fifteen: (re)member” at New York Botanical Garden (info here)
  • co-produced Jordan Demetrius Lloyd's "JEROME" with The Nerve Studio (RSVP here)
  • final stage project managed iele paloumpis' "In Place of Catastrophe" for Danspace Project
  • co-produced COMMUNION with Johnnie Cruise Mercer for BAAD!
  • spoke on keynote panel for Dance/NYC symposium (re-watch here
  • contributed performance video to 48th Annual New Year's Day Marathon @ Poetry Project


  • facilitated a Performance Philosophy Reading Group Discussion @ Center for Performance Research
  • with Johnnie Cruise Mercer/TRPNYC
    • co-produced and performed in Communion: Southern Stir
    • contributed text to process memoir 6: thenowlater, journey 3 (SOUL)
    • facilitated craft talk with Proteo Media @ zoom
  • interviewed Anh Vo re; their work Baby Lift @ Leslie Lohman Museum
  • #softbods: Jordan Demetrius Lloyd's "The Last Moon in Mellowland" screening and discussion @ Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance!  (info here)


  • #softbods  Jordan Demetrius Lloyd's "The Last Moon in Mellowland" @ ISSUE Project Room  (info here)
  • Interviewed Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao on their new memoir Family in Six Tones @ AAWW's IG Lunch (full video here)
  • Performed in Brandon Collwes' and John King's "Sonic Gathering XXII" @ zoom (archived on YouTube)
  • #softbods "the corpus is exquisite, the equinox is vernal" solstice edition @ Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!)
  • #softbods "the corpus is exquisite, the equinox is vernal" process-residency @  Center for Performance Research (canceled due to COVID-19)
  • Saturday Afternoon Conversation #3, @ Danspace Project's 2020 Platform "Utterances from the Chorus"  (more info here)


  • #softbodsAnnie + Sok re-staged This Mother/land Fabric (from vpss) @ New York Live Arts (info here)
  • read new poems at Nodutdol's 20th anniversary celebration
  • performed in a new work-in-progress by John Jasperse @ Sundays on Broadway (info here)
  • spoke on panel with The Portal / students Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies
  • modeled for Stuzo Clothing at DapperQ NYFW @ Brooklyn Museum
  • #softbods: loveconductors present "ghoul|take III" @ ISSUE Project Room (info here)
  • modeled for the A/C SPACE at DapperQ x AirBnb World Pride
  • modeled for CFGNY's show "Surface Trend" (see coverage in Vogue)
  • #softbods: "very peak summer solstice" (#vpss)
    • June 18: craft talk + reading @ Asian American Writers Workshop (info here)
    • performances at ISSUE Project Room (info here)
  • Hecha / 做 Pop Up + Group Exhibition  (info here)
    • a lite exhibit: i leave you with scraps of words, plastic, postcards, and stickers and layers but mostly #geminiszn
  • performed with Kristina Bermudez @ NEXT@Graham
  • Anchor Participant for Dance/NYC Junior Committee's Dancer's Marketplace
  • #softbods "revolutionary new moon in aquarius" (rnma) @ ISSUE Project Room (info here)
    • Mixed Media + Performance Workshop @ Materials for the Arts (info here)


  • served on the selection committee for Movement Research at Judson Church (more info here)
  • performed in ' LQQK FETE ' with José Rivera Jr. @ The Counting Room (info here)
  • performed with Sally Silvers & Dancers @ Roulette (info here)
  • moderated post-show talk for Annie Heath, @ Embodied Spaces II (info here)
  • Panel on Queer Dance with Clare Croft, @ Marymount Manhattan College
  • 'caress, gestures towards kinship' with DeForrest Brown Jr. and Rena Anakwe, @ H0l0
  • performance of solo work at Open Lore Policy, @ AAWW
  • Solidarity in the Performing Arts Economy: What's Reparations Got to Do with It?  @ CUNY Center for Humanities
  • modeled for the A/C SPACE at DapperQ Fashion Show NYFW @ Brooklyn Museum

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