CHRISTOPHER K. MORGAN
Christopher K. Morgan was born in Orange County, California. His Native Hawaiian ancestry and diverse, international modern dance career (Liz Lerman, David Gordon, Shapiro & Smith, Pilobolus, and others) both influence his choreographic voice. His work has been presented in 18 countries on five continents, addresses issues including sexuality, gender identity, race, climate change, and water conservation, and has been called "charming and poignant" by The New York Times,
In 2011, Dance Magazine profiled Christopher as one of six breakout choreographers in the United States. That same year, he founded his company, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists. His 2010 work +1/-1, commissioned by the US State Department and CityDance, opened the Ramallah International Dance Festival and won the Dance Metro DC award for Outstanding New Work that year. Presenting highlights include The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), The Maly Theatre (Moscow, Russia), the Hong Kong Cultural Center (China), The National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), and the South Lawn of the White House. From 2007-2011, he served as Choreographer in Residence and Rehearsal Director for CityDance Ensemble.
In May 2017 Christopher was named the new Executive Artistic Director of Dance Place, a 37-year-old dance institution in Washington, D.C.
In April 2018, Morgan came to NCCAkron for a Dancing Labs residency exploring themes and challenges around native intelligence in dance with hula choreographer Patrick Makuakāne (San Francisco, CA) and other invited guests including dancers, presenters, and visual artists.
Dancing Lab: Native Intelligence (2018)
Ideas in Motion: 21st Century Dance Practices (2022)