CHOREOGRAPHIC RESEARCH

Through collaborative and community oriented processes, Ilana Morgan creates dance works and theatre projects for a variety of audiences, performers, and spaces.

Architecture of Loss, 2019
A devised dance and theater work exploring the concept of loss as gathered from student and community interviews in collaboration with Dr. Noah Lelek.
Grounded Orbit, 2019
A dance and music collaboration with two community dancers over the age of 65, an international composer, and musicians. Composer: Sungji Hong, Pianist: Anatolia Ioannides, Flutist: Elizabeth McNutt. This work, in conjunction with and in response to Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum and Laurie Simmons exhibition, creates a meditative landscape exploring moments of women’s resistance, folding and unfolding, brokenness, invisibility, and reawakening.
Cabaret, 2019
A collaborative production for TWU’s Theatre Department with TWU and UNT students.
I Am…, 2018
A dance/theater devised work exploring the concepts of identity, place, and belonging of Denton community members and TWU dance and theater students. This work weaves stories and movement of participants to create an evening length performance, was funded by a TWU School of the Arts grant and was performed as part of the ArtsWalk at TWU.
TranceFantasies 2013/2015
A solo choreographed and performed in collaboration with Microsoft Kinect Xbox Controllers, computer synthesis, and flutist. Dr. Jason Fick (composer) and Dr. Kimary Fick (flutist).
Cornered, 2012
Performance and structured improvisation with Microsoft’s Kinect Xbox controller and live video feed. Sound score and computer programming by Dr. Jason Fick. This work builds upon imagery from a past project entitled Swimming.
Swimming, 2012
Solo performance and choreography for still camera, a crowded house of antiques, and a field. This study of character and place, in collaboration with photographer Brent Hirak, was presented via internet gallery.
If two are standing, 2009
Dance film for two dancers. A Collaboration with video artist Bethany Nelson and electronic sound designer Jason Fick combines film, sound, and dance and was presented on the walls of a gallery, on a sculpture made of rock, and other textured locations.
Woven Sorrow, 2008
Dance film for solo dancer. Collaboration with choreographer and videographer Christine Loizeaux, presented at the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance New Works Concert, Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, California and at Texas Woman’s University 208 Dance Concert projected on the side of a building.
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