Grant Recipient Details


Washington, DC

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, Washington, DC
Project Title
Native Intelligence / Innate Intelligence
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

Native Intelligence / Innate Intelligence is a two-part dance performance incorporating modern dance, hula, Hawaiian chant, and live music to examine home and belonging. Part one, Native Intelligence asks how choreographer Christopher Morgan maintains his root cultural identity when he has been separated from his ancestral land. Part two, Innate Intelligence examines the human instinct to connect to one another through movement, scenery, and music, expanding the conversation about identity sparked in part one to include more voices. The two parts create a comprehensive picture of the multiplicity of identities Morgan navigates, and invite audiences to reflect on their perception of Native people, their own identities, and instinct.

Estimated Artist Fee: Estimates include housing and airfare: $20,000 – $23,000/performance; 26,000 – $29,000/week.

Presenter Partners

  • Dance Place (Washington, DC)
  • Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Kahului, HI)
  • Pa'i Foundation (Honolulu, HI)

Tour Coordinator

Christopher K. Morgan, Artistic Director
Christopher K. Morgan & Artists
tel 646-337-3387