5401 Bay Shore Rd
“Richard Kennedy: Performance and Conversation”
with Hermitage Fellow Richard Kennedy
Presented in partnership with The Ringling Museum
Wednesday, November 2nd at 6pm
The Ringling Museum of Art: Historic Asolo Theater (entrance at 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243)
Registration is required. $5 per person.
Returning Hermitage Fellow Richard Kennedy is a genre-defying creator working across dance, opera, and visual art. Just as their career has spanned Broadway and gallery spaces, museums and clubs, New York and Berlin, their interdisciplinary work is “…at once light with a sensual joy and heavy with mournful emotion” (ARTnews). Their wide variety of skills challenges and invites an audience to reimagine more traditionally defined boundaries of art. In a program combining performance and conversation, Kennedy reveals selections of past and upcoming work while also providing contextual insight.
Hermitage Fellow Richard Kennedy (b. 1985, Long Beach, CA) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. They have choreographed for SSION & Chino Amobi as well as collaborated on projects with NOWNESS, Nicopanda, and Hercules & Love Affair. Richard wrote You Can Shine (MR. INTL) and For Some Reason (Crew Love) before releasing their debut EP Open Wound in a Pool of Sharks (Sweat Equity, 2016). They presented two operas, Black Rage and Comeuppance at Signal in 2016. In 2017, they presented the ballet Both at Artists Space, From.Under.Above at MoMA PS1, and Everything is gonna be Ok at Danspace. In 2019 they received his M.F.A. from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in Music & Sound.