Ms. Margaret M. Morris (s/he//we/they/us) aka Moonbones Evolutionary aka Goddess Moon invokes the proverbial baobob tree to keep counsel with spiritual elders, ancestors, angels, elementals, and directly with God/dess in order to channel higher levels of awareness and serve ecological sustainability on Earth. Ms. Morris is an intuitive witch, multidisciplinary artist, consultant, facilitator, lifelong yogi and longtime somaticist.
S/he had the distinct honors of activating esteemed visual artist Senga Nengudi's Improvisational Gestures at Chicago's Depaul Art Museum alongside Anna Martine Whitehead and Alexander Ellsworth; mentoring under the Artistic director of Mordine and Company Dance Theater and Founder of the Dance Center of Columbia College, Ms. Shirley Mordine; devising movement based theatrical performance for master composer Nicole Mtichell’s Xenogenesis, collaborating on the creation of the album Amiri Baraka Sessions which won the American Book Award for oral Literature; and having her dance theater work, Laying of Hands, named a zeitgeist in the Chicago Tribune.
As a professional vocalist Ms.Morris toured internationally to the Berlin Jazz Fest (Germany), Crossing Borders Festival (the Hague, Netherlands) and Vision Fest (New York) among others. As a writer, her poetry has appeared in Apogee Journal, on the album Encuentro in collaboration with the Exponential, live on stage, and as part of the Kistrech Poetry Festival of Kenya's literary journal I Can't Breath: A Poetic Anthology of Social Justice.
As a choreographer and deviser of physical theater, Morris enjoys the honors of being an alumna of the Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist award, the Links Hall Linkup artist residency, DanceWEB Vienna, High Concept Labs, support from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The award winning contemporary ritual performance maker has guest facilitated creative experiences for organizations including University of Illinois Gallery 400, College of Grayslake, Indiana University Bloomington, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Links Hall, Silverspace Chicago, Edens Epressway NYC, Yoga Cares, Mordine and Company Youth Dance Company, After School Matters and others.
Margaret M. Morris is also a Cook County Court approved mediator, an Usui Reiki practitioner, intuitive consultant who draws upon training in several somatic bodywork modalities including Body-Mind Centering, Feldenkreis, Skinner Releasing, Authentic Movement, Klein Mahler Technique, Contact Improvisation, Shiatsu, modern dance, classical and extended vocal techniques, theater, writing techniques and meditation.
In her youth, Ms. Morris was a national Superior winning classical vocalist and section leader for the Soprano 2's in the nationally competing Whitney M. Young Magnet Highschool Concert choir under the direction of the Maestra Gloria Brown. Ms. Morris is currently composing the manuscript for her first book, continuing to experiment with sound and launching her somatic intuitive consultancy, QNT LLC.
Ms. Margaret M. Morris is visioning a new civilization in which we honor ourselves outside of the mental programming of hierarchical thinking, and the archetypal stumbling blocks of the past millennium's perceptual foundations. She is visioning a civilization in which peace is foundational and ecologically sustainable enjoyment is a standard of life.