April 15, 2024
Christopher Kaui Morgan. Picture credit score: christopherkmorgan.com/

Malashock Dance has appointed Christopher Kaui Morgan as the corporate’s new creative director.

Morgan, who began his profession at Malashock, has served within the arts as a creator, administrator, curator and educator.

Following within the steps of founder John Malashock, Morgan will search to current formidable and related works to native audiences, whereas additionally increasing the corporate’s attain on the nationwide and worldwide dance scene.

Morgan’s choice, mentioned board chair John Alexander, follows the group’s work “to transition Malashock Dance, based mostly at Liberty Station, from a singular ‘person-centered’ group to a completely ‘mission-centered’ group that may thrive beneath new management.”

He’s set to tackle the position full time in January, when Malashock will transition to the place of founding creative director. The founder will stay on the board and be concerned in numerous features of firm productions and neighborhood engagement.

Morgan was an organization member with Malashock Dance from 1995 to 1998. He based the dance firm Christopher Okay. Morgan & Artists in 2011 and gained nationwide recognition when Dance Journal featured him as considered one of six breakout choreographers the identical yr.

He additionally started a six-year time period on the Nationwide Council on the Arts in 2022, following his nomination by President Joe Biden.

“I’m honored to go the torch to somebody with Christopher’s talent, ardour and dedication to creativity, variety and neighborhood,“ mentioned John Malashock.