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Matthew Cumbie

Dancer

Matthew Cumbie (he/him/his) is a collaborative dancemaker and artist educator living in Washington, DC. His choreography and dancemaking- considered “a blend of risk-taking with reliability, [and] a combination of uncertainty and wisdom,” by Kate Mattingly- weaves together a physical vocabulary of momentum and clarity, revelatory moments, and a belief in a body’s capacity to document and reflect back our lived experiences. Currently, he creates work with Annie Kloppenberg, Betsy Miller, and Tom Truss, and collaborates with a team of multidisciplinary artists through Matthew Cumbie Projects; Matthew is also in his first season Christopher K. Morgan & Artists. His work has been commissioned and supported by places like Dance Place, the Kennedy Center, and Harvard University, and by the National Endowment for the Arts, the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the Arcus Foundation, and the Somerville Arts Council. Originally from Houston, Texas, Matthew holds undergraduate degrees from Texas Lutheran University and Texas State University and an MFA in dance from Texas Woman’s University.

Images by Jori Ketten (left) and Classi Nance (above)

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