“Memoirs of Places & Phrases” with Kate Tarlow Morgan
Kate Tarlow Morgan is a choreographer, NEST (New England States Touring) Artist, and grateful artist-in-residence at Gloucester Writers Center. She is editor-in-chief of Currents Journal for the Body-Mind Centering Association, and editorial consultant for Lost & Found Poetics Document Initiative at C.U.N.Y-Center for Humanities. As sole archivist of The Rhythms FundamentalsÒ, based on the study of human natural movement, Kate teaches in local area schools and studios. Her book of essays and stories, Circles & Boundaries, was published in the same year that she co-edited Movement and Experience: A Body-Mind Centering Anthology, 2011.
Born and raised in New York City, Kate worked as a documentary historian and urban archaeologist from 1979-1997, during which she also worked as movement therapist in the Hasidic Satmar community in Brooklyn and with infants suffering from substance abuse in East Harlem. As a performer, Kate has presented her work in site-based venues as well as theatrical spaces. She is grants recipient of Arts International, Tides Research Grants, and Council for Basic Education.
Significantly, in the last 6 years, Kate has premiered several of her performance projects and events under the auspices of Gloucester Writers Center—including Bluesuit (2010); Fishglove (2011); The Proprioception Panel with Alcalay, Franco, Peters, Slifer-Swift, and Wagner (2012); Invisible Stories (2013) in collaboration with Sarah Slifer Swift; An Evening with Monsieur Teste (2014) with Barzaghi and Swift; and finally, A Letter from a Friend (2016) with Kai Krienke and a puppet.
Recently, Kate has been practicing silk-reeling with QiGong Master, Thomas Garbarino; building a stairway to her attic holding all of the family papers; and working on a “memoir of phrases” inspired by Hettie Jones’ workshop at GWC this past July.