2018 - 2019 Season
Pōhaku in CAATA: Confest 2018 Tour
Victory Gardens Theater Chicago, IL
Wednesday, August 15 @ 8pm
Thursday, August 16 @ 3:30pm
Join Christopher for continued touring of his solo Pōhaku, as the work is presented at the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA) 6th National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival (ConFest). This is an exciting week of theater performances, new play readings, workshops, breakout sessions, networking, and parties.
A community engagement project of traditional gathering stone practices in
partnership with the Chicago Native American Indian Center will take place along side the Chicago river, and Christopher is participating in an opening plenary panel at CAATA on Native Hawaiian Contemporary Performing Artists.
Inspired by Morgan’s late cousin, Kumu Hula (hula master) John Kaimikaua (1957-2006) Pōhaku premieres one decade after his cousin’s passing, and nearly as long since the piece was first conceived. Performing live with Morgan are Kumu Hula Elsie Kaleihulukea Ryder of Kaimikaua’s Hālau Hula o Kukunaokalā, and classically trained electric cellist Wytold. Collaborators also include projection designer Sareen Hairabedian, scenery by Kapa maker Dalani Tanahy, lighting and technical direction by Brian S. Allard, and rehearsal direction by Tiffanie Carson.
NC Dance Festival
Van Dyke Performance Space
Greensboro, North Carolina
Saturday, November 10 at 8pm
Christopher shares acclaimed solo Rice in North Carolina Dance Festival's (NCDF) 28th season. This exciting collaboration between Dance Place and Greensboro-based Dance Project, in partnership with ArtsGreensboro is part of an effort to further develop the dance programming and community presence of the Van Dyke Performance Space. The evening concert will also feature innovative and moving works from professional modern dance choreographers across the state of North Carolina.
New York Hilton Midtown, Sutton Center 2nd Floor, 3pm
The Ailey Studios, 6:52pm
January 6, 2019
Christopher will be performing excerpts from Pōhaku. Inspired by Morgan’s late cousin, Kumu Hula (hula master) John Kaimikaua (1957-2006) Pōhaku premieres one decade after his cousin’s passing, and nearly as long since the piece was first conceived.
CKM&A is grateful to be part of the Advancing Indigenous Performance Native Launchpad Artists Showcases with fellow artists Allison Akootchook Warden and Anthony Hudson.
Pōhaku excerpts at APAP Conference in New York City was made possible by the Native Arts & Cultures foundation and the Western Arts Alliance.
January 9 - 11, 2019
CKM&A is thrilled to move our educational sixth annual Winter Workshop. With three days of technique classes and repertoire, the Winter Workshop is a fantastic way to refresh your practice as a working professional or get back into your body after the holidays.
Pōhaku at Swarthmore College
March 22, 2019 at 8pm
CKM&A connects with the Swarthmore community over the course of this season. It begins with a series of engagements this fall at Swarthmore College! CKM&A Assistant Director Tiffanie Carson stages In The Cold Room on Swarthmore students with Christopher completing the staging process. In December, Christopher and Wytold return to the campus for masterclasses and the students’ performances of In The Cold Room.
The entire Pōhaku team shares the stone gathering workshop with the campus community, and performs this work that has now been performed at over a dozen venues around the country in March! This performance is free and open to the public.
We are so grateful for the opportunity to engage with the Swarthmore community over the course of these visits this season.
CKM&A's Season Performance
at Dance Place
April 27 at 8pm
April 28 at 7pm
Join CKM&A for our home Season Performances at Dance Place!
What do we choose to carry with us when we move?
What do we carry inside of ourselves, that is with us no matter where we go?
These questions are at the heart of Christopher's new work,
On Defen(c)e - with original score played Iive by electric cellist Wytold and debuting new CKM&A dancers!
We are thrilled to announce a special collaboration between CKM&A and The Washington Ballet that will open the evening's program! Morgan's 2014 work In the Cold Room will be performed by Lucy Nevin, Ashley Murphy-Wilson, and Maki Onuki from The Washington Ballet.
Also on the program will be
Morgan's critically acclaimed solo Rice.
June 3-14, 2019
Join CKM&A for two weeks of technique, repertoire, and seminars designed to inspire and challenge serious pre-professional students. The Intensive includes a professional photoshoot and a culminating intensive performance free and open to the public.