New York, NY
Mx Richard Move, PhD, MFA is Artistic Director of MoveOpolis! a TED Global Oxford Fellow, Assistant Professor of Dance at Queens College, CUNY and Artist in Residence at Pratt Institute. Move was recently appointed Resident Artist at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Move’s wide range of interdisciplinary commissions include productions for Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project, Martha Graham Dance Company, European Cultural Capital/France, Guggenheim Museum/New York, Parrish Art Museum, Deborah Harry, Dame Shirley Bassey and New York City Ballet Principal, Helene Alexopolous. Move’s films include: Bardo – Jury Prize nominee at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival, BloodWork – The Ana Mendieta Story – National Board of Review Award/Directors Guild of America, GhostLight – Tribeca Film Festival premiere and GIMP-The Documentary – Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Festival premiere. Martha@…, Move’s critically acclaimed 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. Move’s recent publications include chapters for the Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment, Ally: Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio, and Rhythm Field – The Dance of Molissa Fenley. Move received their BFA in Dance from Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA in Media Arts Production from CUNY/The City College of New York, MA, MPhil and PhD in Performance Studies at New York University.
Under the Artistic Direction of Richard Move, along with the guidance of a dynamic Board of Advisors, MoveOpolis! serves as the umbrella organization for a range of interdisciplinary dance-theater works and new media projects. The MoveOpolis! mission is to provide a supportive infrastructure for the company’s projects, collaborators and goals, with the aim to broaden the scope, definition and understanding of the arts, while expanding, educating and cultivating new audiences.