Peter Richards


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New York, NY

Cast, Stage, Author | Court/Garden | Dark Horse/Black Forest

Video Artist


Peter Richards has been working and living in New York City since 1982. He is mostly known as a videographer of contemporary dance performances, but had a long and diverse career as a dancer before focusing on video opportunities in the dance community.

Recent projects include documenting Yvonne Rainer’s “The Concept of Dust” at MoMA; creating the video design for Yanira Castro’s “Court/Garden” at Danspace Project and River To River Festival at Federal Hall, NYC, ICA/Boston, and Redfern Performance Art Center, Keene State University, NH; video installations for Antonio Ramos’ “Mira El” at Center for Performance Research and American Realness/Abrons Art Center, a video installation for Patricia Hoffbauer’s “Dances for Intimate Spaces and Friendly People” at Gibney Dance Center, and a video translation of Periodic Solution, choreography by Jean Churchill, performance by Arthur Aviles, premiered at BAAD!, Ocotber 6, 2016.

Career highlights: touring the Glasnost-era Soviet Union as a dancer with Ballet Trockadero, touring as a the live-camera performer as a part of White Oak Project/Mikhail Baryshnikov’s “Past/Forward”, being a part of the creative team of Yanira Castro’s “Dark Horse/Black Forest” that was awarded a BESSIE (New York Dance and Performance Award) in 2009, and being the lead videographer at The Bates Dance Festival from 200 – 2014.

Currently, Peter is on the staff of The Chocolate Factory Theater as staff videographer.

Yanira Castro Anna Azrieli Kyle Bukhari Kathy Couch Simon Courchel Leslie Cuyjet Lillie De devynn emory Miodrag Guberinic John Hoobyar Iréne Hultman Reilly Horan Shayla-Vie Jenkins Susan Mar Landau Luke Miller Stephan Moore Heather Olson Peter Richards Peter B. Schmitz Tara Sheena Sai Somboon David Thomson Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste Pamela Vail Tara Aisha Willis Darrin Wright Julie Wyman
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