This evening's program is based on material created for the series Martha @... which began in the fall of 1996. This two time New York Dance and Performance Award (a.k.a. "Bessie") winning and critically acclaimed event was established as an alternative dance and theater series, designed to pay special tribute to the legendary Grande Dame of the Dance, Martha Graham, while simultaneously presenting a wide range of artistic talent.
Richard Move, as the quintessential Diva "Martha", hosts each evening, presenting re-stagings of Graham's epic ballets and delivering monologues as "La Graham." "Martha's" distinguished guests have included Mikhail Baryshnikov, Merce Cunningham, Murray Louis, Meredith Monk, Matthew Bourne, Nacho Duato, Maria Pages, London's Royal Ballet and Mark Morris, among many.
Each event also features a provocative video work by renowned filmmaker and dance videographer Charles Atlas. Martha @ .... has been featured on the BBC's Bourne to Dance, Arts Express, and the PBS programs Metro Arts 13 and City Arts - "The Best of Dance", which received a 2001 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Fine Arts Program." In addition to numerous New York City appearances, Move has performed as "La Graham" around the world, at such venues as the Jacob's Pillow Festival, Holland Dance Festival, Dance Umbrella (London), Centre National de la Danse (Paris), Roma Europa Festival (Italy) and Festival de Otono (Madrid), to name but a few.