October 17–November 14, 2016
james morrow/The Movement creates powerful yet accessible mediums to communicate to multiple generations, multiple ethnicities, and to illuminate alternatives for an urban audience disenfranchised by the commodification of mainstream media and entertainment.
A native of Chicago, IL, James Morrow yearns to see the classical vocabulary prevalent in concert dance integrated into the hip-hop culture with which he is submerged. His choreography can be seen at companies throughout the U.S. and internationally, working in Utrecht, Vienna, Mumbai, Krasnoyarsk, and New Brighton. He is currently living in Salem, MA and working as an assistant professor of dance at Salem State University.
During his residency, Morrow will develop a new work entitled A Quarter Past Midnight. Through a fusion of modern, contemporary and urban dance styles, Morrow reimagines Nijinsky’s Afternoon of a Faun in a modern day house club setting. james morrow/The Movement will navigate queer spaces within the communal world of House while superimposing the original narrative of Nijinsky’s masterpiece over this premiere work.
Boston Center for the Arts Choreographer Residency Showcase
A Quarter Past Midnight with james morrow/The Movement
Friday, November 11 | 8:00pm
Saturday, November 12 | 8:00pm
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA | 527 Tremont Street, Boston 02116
Tickets | $20 General Admission |$18 Boston Dance Alliance members
House Dance Jam with james morrow/The Movement
Saturday, April 8 | 6–8 pm
Martin Hall in Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA South End Campus
Free Public Program
Join Boston Center for the Arts Resident Choreographer, james morrow/The Movement for a close encounter of House Dance culture. Morrow will guide an exploration throughout this talk/show/learn/jam event. Get the basics down with an introduction to house and hip hop and see a short section of Morrow’s new work Quarter Past Midnight. Then, we’ll open the dance floor for a basic movement class and dance jam.
Cash Bar & snacks available throughout the event.
James Morrow has been described as…
“His work has a hypnotic focus awash in clashing impulses—a defiant shot to the future.” Helen Coburn Meier
James Morrow is the 2015 Honoree for the Helen Coburn Meier & Tim Meier Charitable Foundation for the Arts