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Who Am I ?

RICHARD KENNEDY

August 2011


1: Who am I?

An old soul with an emerald heart.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I do a lot of different things. I’ve been a professional dancer since I was eighteen, that’s why I initially moved here. Since, I’ve worked in fashion, casting runway shows, and styling. I’m previewing my one-man show “Love & Obsession” on August 24th (presented by InTandem Magazine). I hate talking about myself, so I’m going to be sharing more. Caring more and wearing less.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I was born in Long Beach, California, but grew up in Middletown, Ohio. Robbed of my childhood stardom. I got out and stayed out of Ohio, so I know I can go anywhere I want. So, I guess I’ll answer that one next time.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

My older sister. She is the creator of my strength. The conviction in my words. The only person who I am afraid to challenge. Also my dance teacher Phyllis DeWeese. She literally found a flaming five-year-old. Lost him for nine years, and found him again. I wouldn’t be talking to you, if I never met her.

5: What book is your bible?

I’m a bit embarrassed to say I don’t read much. I have the shortest attention span… But A Wrinkle In Time saved my life and made me dream in technicolor.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love: Girls! Especially ones that have modern energy. My family. My friends who believe in me at my worst. Introducing people and them liking each other. New York (on good days), Paris. I hate having to care, and that I’m no longer so prompt. “Parties” where no one dances. TRAFFIC! Myself after reading and deleting this response too many times….

7: What is your raison d’être?

I exist to inspire. My entire life I dreamed of a world that I thought existed. Now I realize it always has, and my reality is whatever I create it to be. I am one of six siblings and I want to be the best brother and son in the world! Creation is the key to the future, and to eternal life. I exist to leave behind a tangible legacy of sorts, so that generations of creatives, my family, and the world will never forget that not only did I walk this earth. I ran it!

8: What is your favorite color?

I have a lot. But there is something about darker grays that is always so between and chic so if I had to choose. I’d say Grey/Black? Is that a real f*c(kN6 color?

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Not really into comics. But I’m REALLY creeped out by people who are into anime.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Brooklyn. Queen Contessa recently converted me. It’s so much easier and non-exhausting, rather empowering. But in NYC I go with whom I know. So there are no favorites. Just a few features: The Box, Ladyland, everything at Bedlam. Ghe20 Goth1k, which happens in Brooklyn, is the best party I’ve been to since living in NYC. It’s actually a party, where people go to dance, not just to stand around posing waiting for someone to care.

11: What turns you on?

Drive, personality, intelligence, and body. I refuse to believe I’m asking too much, but I’m still looking. Sigh.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Q: What is a quick sex tip you can offer our readers?

A: We’re not sixteen anymore. Putting out on the first date is always a good way to see if you even want the second date….Keep your lover around. But leave your feelings on the ice.

Richard Kennedy is a modern day Homo Universalis (Renaissance Man) who lives in NYC and loves all over the world. Appearing in such shows as Wicked, Fosse, and West Side Story, Richard has traveled the world as a professional dancer for the last eight years. Aside from his dancing, Richard has begun to delve into choreography working with artists SSION, Breedlove, Kayvon Zand, and will be making his music video choreography debut with Jessica 6′s “In the Heat” this fall. Richard has worked as a creative assistant, casting runway shows for NYFW, and working with Luxury Tshirt line “Emotionally Unavailable”. Richard is currently working on his first EP and starting his own performance art/dance company.

LINKS:

Twitter: @IRICHARDKENNEDY

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Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Eddy Segal / Courtesy of Richard Kennedy

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Caption:

Richard Kennedy, The Bohemian Lounge, Photography by Eddy Segal / Courtesy of Richard Kennedy

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