Photo: Gabrielle WillIs & Natasha M. Diamond-Walker in 'Demolition Angels' by Slobodan Randjelović
Performance Studies alum Richard Move (M.A. '10, Ph.D. '19) has conceived, directed and choreographed a new site specific piece that will premiere on Governor's Island this October.
Commissioned by The Trust for Governors Island, Herstory of the Universe leads visitors on a journey across Governors Island—from the ancient trees of Nolan Park to the secluded lawns of Hammock Grove and the dramatic topography of the Hills—through a series of six site-specific dance performances. Each performance is inspired by, and in conversation with, its unique site, including the ecosystems, architectures, materials and species that dwell within. From the abstract to the fantastical, the works embody various biological and natural processes in a kind of biomimicry—telling the stories of Governors Island through a series of kinetic, strikingly costumed dance installations.
Herstory of the Universe will be presented on Saturday, October 9 (rain date October 10) and Saturday, October 16 (rain date October 17). The sequence of six performances begins at 1pm, with each performance taking place on the half hour, ending at 3:45pm. Please note that experiencing all six performances requires walking across Governors Island.