January 3, 2017 – (North Adams, MA) – Cultural partners Jacob’s Pillow Dance and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) present a one-night-only work-in-progress showing of performing artist, choreographer, and TEDGlobal Oxford Fellow Richard Move’s XXYY on January 20 at 8pm at the Hunter Center. The new collaboration is conceived and directed by Move, with an original sound score by electronic music pioneer Martux_m and costumes by theatre artist Alba Clemente. Co-presentations by Jacob’s Pillow and MASS MoCA are made possible by the Irene Hunter Fund for Dance.
“The Pillow is delighted to work with MASS MoCA to support the development of Richard Move’s newest work,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge. “At a time when discussions of gender politics are very much alive, we look forward to exploring this topic more deeply through his lens.”
Richard Move is a highly-acclaimed director, choreographer, filmmaker, performing artist, and Artistic Director whose work has been called “powerful, iconoclastic theater” (Dance Magazine). Widely known for incarnating modern dance legend Martha Graham in his performances, Move has created work for PARADIGM (Carmen de Lavallade, Gus Solomons, Jr., and Dudley Williams), Italy’s Opera Ballet of Florence, New York City Ballet’s Helene Alexopoulos, Guggenheim Museum/New York, Parrish Art Museum, European Cultural Capitol, Deborah Harry, Dame Shirley Bassey, Isaac Mizrahi, and Martha Graham Dance Company. Move is the recipient of a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award, among other accolades.
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