Class with Inside/Out Artists: Stones and Stories with Christopher K. Morgan*

Jacob's Pillow 358 George Carter Rd , Becket
Christopher K. Morgan
Traditional Hawaiian
Who is this class for?
Young Kids and Youth, Adults
Suggested Attire
Please wear comfortable clothing to move in and sturdy shoes for walking the Pillow grounds. No movement experience necessary, but a willingness to engage with and listen to the natural environment is helpful.

Native Hawaiian choreographer Christopher K. Morgan’s dance-theater piece Pōhaku (the Hawaiian word for stone) incorporates stones in the performance. For this workshop, Morgan shares stories about the role of stones in traditional Hawaiian culture and his own life.

Workshop participants will gather stones according to traditional Hawaiian protocols, including asking each stone for permission to be utilized in the. The workshop will incorporate storytelling, moving, and chanting. These same stones then become a part of the Pōhaku performance, charged with the energy of the workshop participants. Following the Pōhaku performance, the stones are returned to the locations from which they were originally gathered.

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