My name is Michael J. Morris. I am a choreographer, performer, scholar, and educator. I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Denison University, teaching in the Department of Dance, Queer Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.
For a full interactive CV, please visit: http://michaeljmorris.weebly.com
This blog was originally intended to serve as a platform for generating, expanding, and connecting concepts and materials that may enter or influence my creative process. It was my intention that by allowing this reflective/generative process to take place in the public arena of the web that I would be contributing to the larger process of making dance(s), the choreographic process, and other practices within the field of dance with which I am engaged more accessible to a wide range of viewers/users. By unveiling the ways in which I consider, conceive of, and create choreographic/theoretical/pedagogical/etc. concepts, it was my hope to offer the reader/viewer of dance a possible entry point into the meaningfulness of what they witness.
Since starting this blog in 2008, as I have gotten deeper into my doctoral studies, the content/focus of this blog has shifted. While much of the archived content here still holds with my initial intentions, most of my recent updates specifically focus on writing about current projects in which I am involved, or writing critically about dance, performance, and art that I see, in Columbus, OH—where I live—or during my travels. My desire is that this blog contributes to the public life and discourse of dance/performance/art being made today, responding to the work and engaging in critical dialogue about how it comes to matter.
I also blog about work related to my research addressing ecosexualities in performance at http://ecosexuality.wordpress.com.
You can email me at morris(dot)787(at)buckeyemail(dot)osu(dot)edu
Thanks for visiting.