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Richard Move, Ph.D., M.F.A.

Choreographer, dancer, performing artist, director, and filmmaker.
TED Global Oxford Fellow, Artistic Director of  MoveOpolis!  and Assistant Arts Professor of Dance 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.

Site specific works include creations for the European Capital of Culture/France, Guggenheim Museum/New York, Parrish Art Museum, Cannes Film Festival and the Asian Civilizations Museum/ Singapore. In 2019, Move presented Martha@Terminal Barão Geraldo, in a bus station in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Move’s   Herstory of the Universe@Governors Island, the first performance commissioned by the Trust for Governors Island, was named “Best Dance of 2021” by   The New York Times.

This summer, Move choreographed a new production of Snow White   for the Theater Company of Larino Prison in Larino, Italy with director Giandomenico Sale.

While Resident Artist at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in 2018, Move collaborated with Astronaut - Artist Dr. Sarah Jane Pell on two new works, Stellar Corpus  and  LunAres, that unite the extreme performance of human spaceflight training with VR, immersive data visualizations, interactive 3D and live motion capture exhibited in 360°.

MoveOpolis!   has been presented by New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, LMCC’s Sitelines, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, MASS MoCA, and on tour internationally. MoveOpolis!   collaborators include fashion designers Alba Clemente, Patricia Field and Isaac Mizrahi, visual artist Charles Atlas, Pulitzer winning 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, in 2017, the Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts commissioned Move’s restaging and performance of Graham’s once lost solo from 1928,  Immigrant.

Dr. Move’s recent publications include chapters in:
Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment, Ally: Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio  and   Rhythm Field - The Dance of Molissa Fenley.

At New York University, Move curated and produced   Where is Ana Mendieta? Donde esta Ana Mendieta? 25 Years Later – An Exhibition and Symposium    on the life, work and tragic death of the artist Ana Mendieta. 

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.

Artistic Director of MoveOpolis!
TEDGlobal Oxford Fellow
Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Tisch
Artist in Residence at Pratt Institute
Resident Artist at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia

— Titles Include

Mikhail Baryshnikov/
White Oak Dance Project
Martha Graham Dance Company
European Cultural Capitol
Guggenheim Museum
Parrish Art Museum
Gardner Museum
Dame Shirley Bassey
New York City Ballet Principal
Helene Alexopolous

— Commissions Include

Bardo - Jury Prize nominee at Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Festival

BloodWork:The Ana Mendieta Story - National Board of Review Award/Directors Guild of America

GhostLight - Tribeca Film Festival premiere

GIMP:The Documentary - Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Festival premiere

— Films Include

MARTHA@...


Move’s performances of 20th Century icon, Martha Graham, received two New York Dance and Performance Awards (“Bessies”) and tours globally.
MoveOpolis! has been presented by New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, Sitelines/River to River Festival, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival and on tour internationally.

RICHARD MOVE


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