For dance artists whose body is their medium, the first condition for creative exploration is a safe space in which to push their edges. Providing this space is the main goal for Christopher Morgan, director of the annual summer dance residency 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 be supported. This is a rare opportunity to step out of your own box and change your process in new ways in a low-risk, high-maintenance environment.”