2019-2020 Season

Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence Premiere at Dance Place

Dance Place

Washington, D.C.

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL OF 2020

Join CKM&A for the premiere of our new evening length work Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence. This dance performance incorporates modern dance, hula, Hawaiian chant, and live music to examine home and belonging. 

With live music by electric cellist Wytold and Hawaiian chanter/percussionist Patrick Makuakane, scenic design by Brenda Mallory, projection design by Kelly Colburn, lighting by Peter Leibold and costuming by Marques Hanalei Marzan, the work creates a comprehensive picture of the multiplicity of identities we all navigate, and invite audiences to reflect on their perception of Native people, their own identities, and instinct.

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists:
Dance Place Virtual Presentation Series  

LIVE on Zoom : Saturday, May 2 at 6:30pm

Re-Broadcast on Facebook: Sunday, May 3 at 6:30pm

CKM&A invites you to join us for a virtual cocktail hour and watch a segment of Christopher’s solo work Pōhaku. Pōhaku is a dance theater piece that brings together storytelling, hula, modern dance, classical music, and projection design to explore compelling universal themes in the story of Hawaii’s native people, including land loss and fractured identity. Afterwards, join Christopher for an open question and answer session about the work, and how it connects to his upcoming premiere of Native Intelligence/ Innate Intelligence. 

 

Summer Intensive

Registration Currently Suspended through May 1

Dance Place

Washington, D.C.

June 1-7, 2020

 

Join CKM&A for one full week 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.

We're sorry you missed us at these events!

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Pōhaku at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out Performance Series

Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Performance Space
Thursday, August 8 @ 6:15pm​

Join Christopher for continued touring of his solo Pōhaku, as the work is presented as part of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out Performance Series: The Land on Which We Dance | Indigenous Artists at Jacob's Pillow. This will be a landmark gathering of Indigenous dance at such a historical festival. This event is free and open to the public. Performing live with Morgan are Kumu Hula Elsie Kaleihulukea Ryder of Kaimikaua’s Hālau Hula o Kukunaokalā, and classically trained electric cellist Wytold. There will also be a Stone Gathering Workshop preceding the evening performance of Pōhaku 

Bethany Arts Community Residency

 

October 7-13, 2019

Ossining, NY

CKM&A heads to Bethany Arts Community for a week long residency to develop new project

Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence, premiering later this season at Dance Place. This residency will be a focused time with music and movement collaborators of this project utilizing the space, environment, and community that this organization provides to its resident artists.  An informal work-in-progress showing, followed by a feedback session following Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process, will take place at the end of the week. This showing is open to the other BAC artists and surrounding community.   

 

 

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Winter Workshop

Dance Place

Washington, D.C.

January 6-8, 2020

 

CKM&A is thrilled to host our educational seventh annual Winter Workshop at our resident home at Dance Place. 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.

APAP Showcases

New York Hilton Midtown, Sutton Center 2nd Floor

City Center Studio 5

January 11, 2020, 3-3:30pm

January 12th, 11-11:30am 

 

Join CKM&A for their 2020 APAP Showcases. The company will present excerpts of new work

Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence.  

Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence excerpts at APAP Conference in New York City was made possible by the Native Arts & Cultures foundation and the Western Arts Alliance. 

EMPAC Residency

The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

Troy, New York 

February 10-21, 2020

 

The design collaborators of  

Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence will spend focused time to fabricate the set with the help of and resources available at EMPAC. Music and dance collaborators will join the team during the second week of the residency to begin integrating the design elements with the movement.  

  © 2020 Christopher K. Morgan & Artists / Photos by Brianne Bland, Sareen Hairabedian, Mark Hoelscher, Jonathan Hsu, N Link Photography