Richard Move

Performing Arts, 2002

Move is Artistic Director of MoveOpolis! a TEDGlobal Oxford Fellow and PhD (ABD) at New York University. MoveOpolis! has been presented by Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Sitelines/River to River Festival and international venues.MoveOpolis! collaborators include designer Patricia Field (Sex and the CityThe Devil Wears Prada), maverick visual artist Charles Atlas and writer Hilton Als (The New Yorker). Move’s works as filmmaker include: Bardo, which received the Jury Prize nomination at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival and BloodWork-The Ana Mendieta Story, recipient of the National Board of Review Award/CityVision’s Film Festival at the Director’s Guild of America. Move has performed with Karole Armitage, DANCENOISE, Koosil Ja and Pooh Kaye, among many dance-theater companies and was guest artist with the Le Centre Choreographique National de Tours in France. He is also co-founder of the legendary and long-running late-night cabaret, Jackie60. Move is recipient of awards from the Creative Capital Foundation, Bossak/Heilbron Foundation, Altria Corporation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, among many others. He curated and produced Where is Ana Mendieta?—An Exhibition and Symposium at New York University, August 1 – October 8, 2010. Move is Lecturer in Design and Thesis Advisor at Yale University’s School of Drama.

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Awards and Accomplishments


The Martha Graham Dance Company premiered Move’s The Show (Achilles Heels), as the centerpiece of the Company’s New York season at the Joyce Theater. “Move’s hour-long tour de force…now set on the Graham company, where it deserves a long life. “ – The Financial Times


Move's feature film Ghostlight, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, is released on DVD by Palisades-Tartan.


Martha @... The 1963 Interview, named “Best of 2011” by ARTFORUM International, Time Out and many more publications, had it’s World Premiere at New York’s Dance Theater Workshop in March 2011. It returned for encore performances in November 2011 at New York Live Arts.

2010: Richard Move receives TEDGlobal Fellowship

2009: Richard Move premieres his newest film, _BloodWork_ at the Director's Guild of America