Welcome to the virtual archive of Quantum Negress. With the consent of each layer of your spirit which prefers to give permission, Ms.Morris Margaret Morris's ritual work enters the witness and opens up blockages, shifts habitual perceptions, and uplifts the spirit. Ms.Morris practices improvisation as a spiritual journey to inspire the creation of visionary worlds with their own kinesic languages, kinetic landscapes and ecological ways of relating. Often the movement is idiosyncratic, even ugly. But, the ugliness dissolves to reveal the virtue that germinates at its core. Beauty is most effective when it takes people by surprise. Recognizing this beauty catalyzes a shift in the psyche of the audience member. The shift into recognizing the reflection of one's own spirit through empathizing with the ritual performers catalyzes a healing in the spirit of the witness.
Performance produced by Julian Otis
Channeled Dance/Vocals between Ms.Margaret M. Morris and Julian Otis Violin and Sound Processing by Scott Rubin
Premiered Frequency Festival at Constellation |
Chicago, IL 2020
Honoring Diamond Reynolds. Ms. Reynolds witnessed the murder of her husband, Philando Castile, a 32-year-old African American man, by police officer Jeronimo Yanez of the St. Anthony police department in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2016.
Ms. Margaret M. Morris activating Senga Nengudi’s Improvisational Gestures
Depaul Art Museum
Chicago, IL 2017
Margaret Morris activating Senga Nengudi's Improvisational Gestures
Margaret Morris and Anna Martine Whitehead with Senga Nengudi's Improvisational Gestures
Margaret Morris and Anna Martine Whitehead activating Senga Nengudi's Improvisational Gestures
Ms. Morris with Senga Nengudi and Alexander Ellsworth
Series of self directed photo shoots documenting communions with Earth’s sacral
chakra in various natural, architectural locations, and photographic studio locations
throughout the United States including White Sands State Park, Pacific Ocean Coast,
Atlantic Ocean Coast, in various rivers and with others. 2006-2019
Channeled collaboration between Margaret M. Morris (Vocal), J'Sun Howard (Dance), Ben Perkins (Surbahar), Brian Murray (Drums and Sound Sampling) | Epiphany Episcopal | Chicago, IL 2009
Premiered at The Dance Center of Columbia College 2005
Devised and Choreographed by Margaret M. Morris
Created by Margaret M. Morris
in collaboration with dancers.
Featuring Hettie Barnhill and Angela Gronroos
The Dance Center of Columbia College 2005
A form driven quartet that sneaks in momentary intimacies among mathematically derived structures.
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