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Roderick Murray’s lighting designs have been seen nationally and internationally since 1992. His work with Benjamin Millepied began in 2003 and since then they have collaborated on five world premieres presented variously at Sadler’s Wells, the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon, the Joyce Theater in New York and others.
Murray has collaborated with a variety of artists whose works have been presented at the Next Wave Festival at BAM including the poet Sekou Sundiata and choreographers Ralph Lemon and Wally Cardona. He received the 2001 Bessie Award for his work for Wally Cardona’s Trance Territory which was presented at the Joyce Theater.
Murray also designs full scenic and lighting installations for various choreographers, especially the renowned Kimberly Bartosik and Yanira Castro. He has also designed the lighting for many different dance companies and choreographers including Luca Veggetti, Andonis Fiondakis, Paradigm Dance, Dusan Tynek, Scotty Heron, Pepatian, Hot Mouth, Donna Uchizono, Ricochet Dance, Risa Jaroslow and Dancers, Bill Young and Daners, and Kriota Willburg, among many others. Prior to dedicating himself full time to design, he performed for nine years with the award winning Circus Amok.
From Here On Out is his first work for American Ballet Theatre.