Richard Move and MoveOpolis!: XXYY & Martha@...20
XXYY & Martha@...20
Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts Live Ideas 2017 with the world premiere of XXYY and a special performance celebrating the 20th anniversary of Martha@...20
XXYY is a poetic and otherworldly dance-theater event exploring the multiplicities of the gender spectrum while deconstructing the conventional binaries of male and female. It combines Move’s highly stylized choreography and Clemente’s inventive and elaborate costuming to create a provocative, alternative vision of the world. XXYY incorporates text from the obscure Autobiography of an Androgyne, written at the turn of the 20th century by Ralph Werther. The original sound score by Martux_m includes the Vatican’s Last Castrato, Alessandro Moreschi (1858–1922), the only castrato to make solo recordings. XXYY is performed by Move and his longtime collaborators Catherine Cabeen and Katherine Crockett. Lighting design is by Donalee Katz.
The program also features Martha@…20, an anniversary celebration of Move’s continuously evolving performance as legendary 20th-century icon Martha Graham. Having received a Bessie Award and accolades worldwide for his highly researched and nuanced portrayal of Graham, Move will present a special performance of Martha@… with monologues that illuminate Graham’s unparalleled career and his restagings of Graham dances. Katherine Crockett, a former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, and Catherine Cabeen, a former member of the Graham Company, will again join Move in this performance.
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