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Artist Lecture: Diverse Discourse with Christopher K. Morgan

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

6:30 pm -

In collaboration with DiverseWorks, we present the Spring 2022 Diverse Discourse Lecture with Christopher K. Morgan a choreographer, educator, facilitator, curator and arts administrator.

“As a multi-racial, multi-hyphenate artist I have spent a substantial portion of my career in primarily western influenced art forms that often overshadowed the Native Hawaiian and Polynesian dance forms I learned as a child. For more than 10 years, I have been on a journey to holistically integrate the multitude of identities I hold into my creative practice. As a choreographer, artist, and writer Liz Lerman says “Artists can hold many truths at once.” I draw inspiration from this notion as I re-indigenize my practice, embracing the totality of who I am as human in my artistic practice, and share this ongoing journey in this Diverse Discourse Lecture.”

 

Christopher founded his contemporary dance company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists in 2011. In 2022, he assumed a new position as director of the Center for Native Arts and Cultures (CNAC) in Portland, Oregon. Previously, he served as executive artistic director of Dance Place in Washington, D.C. since 2017.

Diverse Discourse is a program from DiverseWorks that brings national curators, artistic directors, and critics to Houston to present free public lectures and conduct studio visits with Houston-area artists, performers and writers.

Christopher K Morgan Portrait
Location
Dudley Recital Hall University of Houston
Cost
Free
Contact
Lysette Portano
lportano@CougarNet.UH.EDU