Richard Kennedy is a composer, choreographer, and curator. They hold a M.F.A. from The Milton Avery Institute at Bard College and have presented work at Moma PS1, Artists Space, Danspace, Performa17, The Dreamhouse, and The Studio Museum Harlem. Additionally, they have choreographed for SSION, Chino Amobi, & DonChristian. Richard recently performed in the LA Philharmonic's Fluxus Festival. At MacDowell, Richard worked on their first grand opera, HIR, which was presented prior as one act operas at SIGNAL and Performa 17, and is the first of four operas that make up The Sis Quadrology. HIR will be presented in 2019 as a part of the inaugural Open Call at The Shed (NYC).