Richard Move

Assistant Arts Professor

Richard Move

Richard Move, Ph.D., M.F.A. is a TED Global Oxford Fellow, New York Public Library Dance Research Fellow, Artistic Director of MoveOpolis! and Assistant Arts Professor of Dance at NYU’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.

Move’s 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. Upcoming 'Herstory of the Universe' events include a commission for the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College in 2023.

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 NYU, 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.

Prior to joining the Tisch Dance faculty, Move was appointed Artist in Residence at both Pratt Institute and at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in addition to serving as Assistant Professor at CUNY/Queens College and Lecturer in Design and MFA Thesis Advisor at Yale University’s School of Drama.

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.

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