Chisenhale Dance Space announces new Executive Producer

CDS welcomes Daniel Pitt

The Trustees of Chisenhale Dance Space are proud to announce the appointment of Daniel Pitt as Executive Producer. Pitt will join the organisation in January 2018 taking over from Dr R. Justin Hunt, who has run the organisation for the last two and a half years.

Daniel Pitt is a curator, producer and dramaturg specialising in contemporary performance.

In 2017 he was Circus Producer (joint Maternity Cover) at Roundhouse, co-curating April 2018’s CircusFest, alongside freelance projects. He is developing In Your Way – an outdoor programme of performance, installation and intervention for Cambridge (collaborating with Sarah Crompton). On the side, he co-runs cult punning gameshow Pundemonium! LIVE with Rachel Mars.

From 2012-2016, he was Arts Producer at arts centre Cambridge Junction, responsible for programming and artist development across contemporary theatre, dance, circus and live art. Previously he was Assistant Producer at Crying Out Loud (originally a DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursary recipient) working on Piccadilly Circus Circus, a highlight of the London 2012 Festival.

He’s also trustee of The Garage, Norwich.

 Pitt remarks of his new role:

“I’m excited to get started at Chisenhale Dance Space and build on the organisation’s rich history of experimental performance. I’ve worked with, or have got to know, many of the artist members over the years in my previous roles and I’m looking forward to getting to know the rest, and working together to innovate new models and capacity for producing, commissioning, and public programmes.”

The appointment will usher in a year of celebration for Chisenhale Dance Space as the organisation turns 35 years old in 2018.

Follow Daniel on Twitter: @daniel_pitt

Download the press release here: Press Release December 2017

Image: Claire Haigh