Today is the day! Join us at moCa Cleveland for “East Meets West... In a Tale of Two Cities” at 7:30pm to see six new works by our company members, inspired by our October tour to Beijing, China.
As a final celebration of our fantastic dancers and the hard work that they have put into this season and this show, today we are highlighting one of our newest company members, Morgan Walker. Morgan is a graduate from Kent State University with a BFA in Dance Performance. She has performed throughout the U.S., Italy, Dominican Republic, and toured with Cardell Dance Theater in 2018. After graduating from Kent State, Morgan continued her dance training on scholarship at The Ailey School in New York City where she was the featured soloist in the premiering contemporary work “Shook!”, choreographed by Ray Mercer.
In addition to performing professionally, Morgan has always expressed and pursued her passion for teaching. Because of this interest, not only did the mission to make dance performance integrated and training accessible excite her but also the opportunity to be informed on teaching children and adults with disabilities when advancing her skillset.
For Morgan, performing in Beijing, China was amazing! She is grateful to have had the opportunity to experience and explore the beautiful culture, architecture, and history of Beijing, and of course being a part of the Luminous Festival. Performing our works and reinforcing ideas of integrated dance in a country that has a lack of accessibility was groundbreaking, and Morgan is proud to have been a part of that.
Morgan’s work is a collaborative exploration of experiences and observations in China with a focus on human movement and interaction. Her piece plays with the idea of exhibiting tunnel vision that we sometimes have toward life. Being blinded by schedule, routine, and paychecks. Approaching days on autopilot and not seeing the possibilities and people around us.
Be sure to see Morgan’s new work tonight at 7:30pm at @mocacleveland along with the rest of the Dancing Wheels Company & School!
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