2019-2020 Season

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.  

Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence Premiere at Dance Place

Dance Place

Washington, D.C.

May 2 at 8pm

May 3 at 7pm

Join CKM&A for the premiere of our new evening length work Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence. This is a two-part dance performance incorporating contemporary dance, hula, Hawaiian chant, and original live music.

 

Native Intelligence asks how a Hawaiian separated from their ancestral land and immersed in a contemporary world maintains their cultural identity and integrity. Innate Intelligence is an ensemble work that examines the human instinct to connect to one another.

 

Collaborators include kumu hula Patrick Makuakane, Cherokee visual artist / set designer Brenda Mallory, electric cellist Wytold and a cast of dancers that Morgan has been working with for several years. 

Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence
 at Reston Community Center

Reston Center Community Center

Reston, Virginia

May 6

CKM&A performs new work  Native Intelligence/Innate Intelligence at Reston Community Center as part of their CenterStage Performance Series

 

Native Intelligence asks how a Hawaiian separated from their ancestral land and immersed in a contemporary world maintains their cultural identity and integrity. Innate Intelligence is an ensemble work that examines the human instinct to connect to one another.

 

Summer Intensive

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.

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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. 

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