TRP:

BLACK GLADIATOR


Explores the dichotomy of freely living and expressing oneself while being objectified by white capitalistic systems of oppression.It will look at the black experience as gladiatorism, the violent exploitation of the black body, and experience for the entertainment and profit of society.









STANKONIA3000


Directed, edited, soundtracked, and performed by Morgan Bobrow-Williams, STANKONIA3000 is an 11min. freedom manifesto rooted in the power of the imagination. A reflection on the concept of time and space in relation to the body —
How is the past and future woven into the present?
How does the action of dreaming manifest into the creation of the future now?
How does existing in a state of freedom as a black person act as embodied resistance?

This piece is also an ode to Outkast; the creators of the music that has empowered and influenced Morgan since he was a young Black boy growing up in Augusta, Georgia.
Morgan has always especially resonated with André 3000, one half of the OutKast duo, whose vibrant personality, vulnerability, and daring expression of freedom continues to be a source of inspiration and reference for Morgan's own artistic expression.

"As a black person I am constantly provoked to look the world in its eyes and say —
Look at me.
This is who I am. Not what you have tried to make me.”
- Morgan Bobrow-Williams
Direction and Performance: Morgan Bobrow-Williams
DoP: Christoph Neugebauer
Assistant Camera: Hannah Kretzschmar
Editing: Morgan Bobrow-Williams
Soundtrack: Morgan Bobrow-Williams
Costume: Angela Roudaut & Morgan Bobrow-Williams
Assistants: Chihiro Araki & Olga Stetsyuk

STANKONIA3000 originally premiered for Staatstheater Kassel Choreografische Werkstatt 2020.

Special Thanks to Förderverein des Staatstheater Kassel, Forstverwaltung Kassel/Summerstein Feuerwehr Kassel for financial and operational support

















           






                 












 Performed by ALISON ADNET
as a part of FUTURE NOTHING // CHOREOGRAFISCHE WERKSTAAT 2019
 TIF // STAATSTHEATER KASSEL

CHOREOGRAPHY/MOVEMENT DIRETION // Morgan Bobrow-Williams

VIDEOGRAPHER // DAVID WORM
VIDEO EDITOR // MORGAN BOBROW-WILLIAMS
COSTUME DESIGN // ANGELA ROUDAUT & MORGAN BOBROW-WILLIAMS 
MUSIC - REMIX OF 200 PRESS BY JAMES BLAKE
 





























A public performance piece that took place in East Meadow, Central Park, NYC. 
UNDER THE SKIN unapologetically displsyed to the public eye a reflection of the implications of being black in America.
Through movement, the work explored the physicalization of racism
— Embodying the physical and psychological trauma the oppressed and the eoppressor edures.

The piece aimed to recognize our countries deep rooted violence and injustice while simultaniously providing a vision of the future.
One in which all running forward, together, and with love and empathy.

* I collaborated with the following moving artists to create this work:
Anna Pinault, Cailin Lorence, Cassidy Fulmer, Christina Marushok, Dani Cole, Haley Fox, Jacob Melvin, Jake Speakman, Jordan Lang, Logan Brinkerhoff, Mika Greene, Natasha Wells, Nicole Davis, Ragin Smith, Richard Sayama, Sammi Fujita, Shannon Walsh, Solange Camacho, Stefanie Noll, Yiannis Logothetis.








NEHPYH ︎︎ 2017 UNDER THE SKIN