UNL's IAS Brings Multi-disciplinary Artist Richard Move to Lincoln

Richard Move as Martha. Photo by Josef Astor.
Richard Move as Martha. Photo by Josef Astor.

UNL's IAS Brings Multi-disciplinary Artist Richard Move to Lincoln

28 Feb 2014    

The Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium at the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln celebrates its fifth annual season this spring with an exploration of “Performing Partnerships: Great American Collaborations of the Stage, ” looking at how artistic partnerships form, what sustains them, and what new hybrid forms are born from them—in American modern dance, musical composition, choral singing, visual arts, and filmmaking.

In February IAS features multi-disciplinary artist Richard Move. Move, a director, choreographer, performing artist, filmmaker and Artistic Director of MoveOpolis and Move It! Productions, will appear at three separate events:

•A SCREENING and discussion of his film about the life and mysterious death of a Cuban-American art icon, BloodWork: The Ana Mendieta Story on Wednesday, February 26th at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Museum of Art on the UNL City Campus;

• A free-ranging lecture about his work in the Presentation Room of the Van Brunt Visitors Center on Thursday, February 27th at 5:30 p.m.; and

• A performance of his celebrated portrayal of 20th Century Dance Icon Martha Graham in “Martha @ The Johnny Carson Theater” on Friday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the Johnny Carson Theater of The Lied Center for Performing Arts.

“Richard Move is a contemporary Renaissance man: he moves fluidly among genres, illuminating all of them with his rare, humane intelligence. We will get to experience many facets of his work during his residency with IAS. Richard's interdisciplinary approach makes him a perfect guest artist for our program. Lincoln will be Moved!” -- Dr. Rhonda Garelick, founder and artistic director of IAS.

About the Events:

Film: BloodWork: The Ana Mendieta Story - Wednesday, February 26th at 5:30 p.m.

In 1985, the artist Ana Mendieta fell thirty-four floors from the window of her apartment in New York City. The only person with her at the time was her husband of eight months, the sculptor Carl Andre. Was her fall an accident, suicide or murder? BloodWork: The Ana Mendieta Story is the first film to address this controversial subject and features Dawn Dunning as Ana Mendieta. The film combines interviews with Mendieta’s friends, peers, scholars and transformative re-imaginings of many of her important works. Art that includes revolutionary visual and performance pieces that some say foretold her tragic death. BloodWork: The Ana Mendieta Story explores connections between life, art and interpretations of the truth.

Co-presented with the Sheldon Museum of Art, the screening and conversation will be in the auditorium of The Sheldon Museum of Art on UNL's campus. The event is free and open to the public, but reserving a spot is recommended: http://www.unl.edu/ias/richard-move-residency.

Lecture - Thursday, February 27th at 5:30 p.m.

Richard Move will offer a lecture about his wide-ranging career in the Presentation Room of the Van Brunt Visitors Center on the UNL City Campus. The event is free and open to the public, but reserving a spot is recommended: http://www.unl.edu/ias/richard-move-residency.

Performance-- Martha @ The Johnny Carson Theater - Friday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m.

This two-person show pays special tribute to the legendary Grande Dame of the Dance, Martha Graham. Richard Move has won accolades and admirers worldwide with this highly developed, entertaining and carefully researched portrayal of the mother of Contemporary Dance. As ‘La Graham,’ Move presides over the evening, presents loving and often satiric re-stagings of Graham's epic ballets and weaves a witty, lyrical monologue around it all. The entire effect is to illuminate Graham’s unparalleled career and groundbreaking contribution to 20th Century Art while revealing what Graham called the ‘interior landscape’ of the creative process.

“Martha @ The Johnny Carson Theater” will be performed at UNL’s Johnny Carson Theater at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for non-UNL students and will be free for UNL Faculty, Staff, and Students. Tickets are available through the Lied Center Ticket Office online at http://www.liedcenter.org and at (402) 472-4747.

About IAS

The Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium of the Hixson-Lied College at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, directed by Professor Rhonda Garelick, is devoted to bringing new and exciting work to UNL and Lincoln, and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the performing arts. IAS is sponsored by a generous grant from the Hixson-Lied Endowment, and presented, in part, with the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Information on all IAS 2014 events can be found at www.unl.edu/ias.