MOA is one of my most recent works and it was one of the most magical experiences I've had yet as a choreographer. I was asked to create a short work for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Professional school year end show, and I was immediately excited by the prospect of working and creating with the amazing young artists.
I had found some beautiful music by the talented American group Rachel's quite some time ago, and was saving it for a special piece and time. I decided this was that moment, and MOA was born. The piece is based on the art and life of artist Egon Schiele, as was the music Rachel's composed. The group of dancers I had dived right into the work with me and that process was a journey I will always remember.
Choreographer Jorden Morris talks about his ballet Peter Pan in an interview recorded at Aspire at Hotel Providence.WATCH
Peter Pan is a full length ballet in two acts, and was created in 2006 for Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet. It was my very first major work, and it holds a very special place in my heart.MORE
The success of Moulin Rouge the Ballet has truly been overwhelming. It has been on tour in North America every year since its creation in 2009. I have also re-staged the production for Atlanta Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater.MORE
This was a great challenge as there is so much incredible music written by Leonard Cohen spanning several decades. I also had only seven dancers to work with.MORE
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