Margaret 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.
S/he 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 and lifelong yogi and longtime somaticist. Morris’ award-winning choreography and ritual performance has been recognized through grants and residencies including DanceWEB Vienna, High Concept Labs, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, the Driehaus Foundation and others. S/he had the honor of activation esteemed visual artist Senga Nengudi's Improvisational Gestures.
As a professional vocalist Morris toured internationally to venues such as in the Berlin Jazz Fest (Germany), Crossing Borders Festival (the Hague, Netherlands) and Vision Fest (New York). Her poetry has appeared in Apogee Journal, on the album Encuentro in collaboration with the Exponential, and as part of the Kistrech Poetry Festival of Kenya.
Ms. Morris enjoys the honor of being an alumna of the Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist award, the Links Hall Linkup artist residency, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Grant. The award winning contemporary dance choreographer and physical theater director 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 in NYC, Yoga Cares, Mordine and Company Youth Dance Company, After School Matters and others.
Ms. Morris’ is also a Cook County Court approved mediator, an Usui Reiki practitioner, and intuitive wellness 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 voice, theater, writing techniques and meditation.
In her youth, Ms. Morris was an award 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 released her complimentary sonic art journey, Quantum Negress Tantras: A Sonic Meditations and Spells in 2020 on Soundcloud. https://quantumnegress.love/sonic
Ms. Morris is committed to allowing her life to be part of the flow into a more peaceful species, harmoniously co-creating world views and practices which nourish and sustain us.