Richard Move Discusses Restaging ‘The Show (Achilles Heels)’ on Martha Graham Dance Company

Richard Move

Richard Move. Photograph by Philip Habib.

Martha Graham Dance Company returns to the Joyce Theater next week with three programs — a mixture of mythological works old and new — collectively titled “Myth and Transformation.” On the first program is Richard Move’s The Show (Achilles Heels), a contemporary retelling of the Achilles myth that, at its 2002 premiere with White Oak Dance Project, starred Mikhail Baryshnikov as the Greek hero. I spoke with Move — best known for his performances as Graham in the Martha@… series — for The Brooklyn Rail about restaging the piece, “the datedness of postmodernism,” and the timeless themes in Graham’s Greek ballets. “I think the company should do a week-long Wagnerian cycle: one Greek tragedy after another,” Move told me. “Most people would be taken out on stretchers, but I would be in heaven.” Click here to read the full interview.

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