T E K / T E C H  is a series of virtual community engagements that connect with both the virtual and in-real-life presentation of CKM&A’s new evening length dance Native Intelligence / Innate Intelligence.


Working at the intersection of Indigenous informed practice ( T E K : Traditional Ecological Knowledge), and technology for contemporary performance, this series of FREE interactive community engagements will introduce concepts and creative tools from the range of artistic disciplines that inform the development of Native Intelligence / Innate Intelligence.

  • Brenda Mallory (scenic designer / visual artist) creative approaches to repurposed materials


  • Kelly Colburn (projections designer) projections and multimedia design workshop for performance


  • Christopher K. Morgan (director / choreographer) on creative concepts and collaboration for contemporary dance


  • Marques Marzan (costume design) contemporary repurposing of traditional kōkō puʻupuʻu (Hawaiian rope cordage)


  • Patrick Makuakāne (Kumu Hula, Hawaiian cultural consultant) lei-making & chant


  • Peter Leibold (lighting designer) light  transference for performance 

All sessions are FREE and can be taken as a series, or as single sessions. Registration required to receive a link to each session, and for workshop materials to be mailed to participants for select sessions. 


Each session will involve opportunities to learn with and from a multidisciplinary team of collaborators from Native Intelligence / Innate Intelligence, moments of individual artistic exploration, and ways to connect to the creative process, continued development and performance of Native Intelligence / Innate Intelligence. 

These engagements will be shared directly by CKM&A, as well as by some of our presenting and university partners across the United States.

Stay tuned for more information soon!

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