For dance artists, whose bodies are their medium, the first requirement for creative exploration is a safe space to push their edges. Providing this space is the primary goal for Christopher Morgan, director of the annual summer dance center at Art Omi in Ghent since 2006.
“These are unique circumstances for a residency program,” Morgan said in a recent interview. “These artists come together without knowing each other, out of a common desire to meet new colleagues, experiment and support each other. It’s a rare opportunity to step out of your box and change your process in new ways, in a low-risk, high-support environment.”