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Richard Move

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Richard Move Photo by ©Patrick_McMullan

Richard Move, Ph.D., M.F.A., is a TED Global Oxford Fellow, Artistic Director of MoveOpolis! and Assistant Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Move's choreographic commissions include productions for Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project, two works for the Martha Graham Dance Company, and a solo for New York City Ballet Principal, Heléne Alexopoulos. In 2018, Move collaborated with Astronaut - Artist Dr. Sarah Jane Pell in Melbourne, Australia and created, Stellar Corpus and LunAres. Move’s site- specific works include creations for Governors Island in New York, the European Capital of Culture /France, Guggenheim Museum/New York, Parrish Art Museum, Cannes Film Festival, and the Asian Civilizations Museum/Singapore, among others.

MoveOpolis! has been presented by New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, MASS MoCA, LMCC’s Sitelines and on tour internationally. MoveOpolis! collaborators include designers Alba Clemente, Patricia Field, and Isaac Mizrahi, visual artist Charles Atlas, author Hilton Als, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Debbie Harry of Blondie.

Move’s works as filmmaker include; Bardo - Jury Prize nominee at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival; BloodWork - The Ana Mendieta Story - National Board of Review Award at CityVisions/Directors Guild of America; GhostLight – Tribeca Film Festival premiere, and GIMP - The Documentary, Dance on Camera Festival premiere.

Martha@..., Move’s performances of 20th Century icon, Martha Graham, received two New York Dance and Performance Awards (“Bessies”) and tours globally. Recent performances include Martha@Ravello in Italy and Martha@Unicamp at the University of Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2017, the  

 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts commissioned Move’s restaging and performance of Graham’s once lost solo from 1928, Immigrant.

Move earned their Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. in Performance Studies at New York University after receiving their M.F.A. in Media Arts Production from CUNY/The City College of New York and their B.F.A. in Dance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Please visit


Contemporary Choreographic Research – Richard Move
Each class will be a laboratory that explores specific improvisational and choreographic tasks with the objective of developing a new, short work by the end of the festival. Each session will build upon the material discovered the day(s) before and structured so that each student will cumulatively make their own, unique solo. The class is based on proven methods used in contemporary, professional processes and is
designed to cultivate essential skills for developing choreographic scores that include improvisation, the creation of site-specific work, and the integration of spoken text in
contemporary dance performance. The workshop culminates with a work in progress sharing of the solos developed in the class set in a variety of locations around the campus.

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