(Excerpts) James Morrow explores the politics of identity in his solo triptych "11". Here he investigates the tensions between perfection and perdition as human beings evolve an intricate labyrinth to relate to their Gods. In this work, Morrow brings morality and sexuality into question while examining his relationship to both his upbringing in Christianity and the Chicago House community. This piece is 30 minutes in length.
(Excerpts) Stakes is high was commissioned by Chicago Dance Crash in 2015. The piece premiered at Columbia College for Crash's annual concert. The piece is separated into three sections. These excerpts explore the fragility of life. Created at a time in the Chicago Dance Community when we were losing amazing artist like Eric Eatherly, Nana Shinflug, and Paul Christiano, this piece was created with the intention of the dancers to be truly present, recognizing each other on stage and understanding that these few moments are a gift.
Nate Odell and James Morrow collaborate in this exploration on memory. Endings and beginnings blur and unravel in this short solo. How are we imprinted by our past relationships?
James Morrow explores different ways that patriarchal culture keeps men from knowing themselves. Patriarchal culture continues to tell the male population that what is most valuable about them is their strength, aggression and ability to dominate their environment. Through moments of violence and vulnerability Morrow pushes through levels of conditioning in order to find ways of expression.