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Nana Kwasi Scott Douglas Morrow

choreographer , director , educator , filmmaker , interfaith minister

Nana Kwasi Scott Douglas Morrow, American choreographer, director, interfaith minister, filmmaker, educator. Ordained interfaith minister 2004.

Background

Morrow, Nana Kwasi Scott Douglas Son of Alfredo and Lorraine (Lopez) Morro.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, State University of New York, Purchase, 1976. Master of Arts in Choreography, University of California at Los Angeles, 1986.

Career

Principal instructor Phil Black Dance Studio, New York City, 1969—1977. Director dance division Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1976—1978. Artistic director, resident choreographer Northern Illinois Repertory Dance Company, 1976—1978.

Artistic director Scott Morrow Dance Theatre Company and School, Los Angeles, 1978—1985. Principal instructor Mary Tyler Moore Los Angeles Dance Center, 1979—1980. Resident dance master South Coast Repertory Acting Conservatory, California, 1979—1982.

Visiting professor Wright State University, Ohio, 1981. Ballet master, resident choreographer Empire State Ballet, Buffalo, 1984—1985. Assistant professor University Kansas, Lawrence, 1985—1989.

Choreographer Morrow Dance Theatre-in-Residence, University Kans, 1985—1988, 92nd St. Dancer Center, Young Men’s Hebrew Association and YWHA, New York City, 1989, Morrow Dance Theater Company, School & Summer Institute, New York City, 1990—2002. Found, director Jazz Dance Ministry for Racial Reconciliation Peace and Healing, since 1988. Associate director, director education public school dance programs K-12 Bronx Dance Theatre Performing Arts Ctr, 1990—1993.

Foundation director in chief Institute Advancement Education Dance, 1992—2002. Walter H. Annenberg disting visiting artist-scholar The Renaissance School, 1995—1996. Foundation, minister inchief Embassy of Sekyere Kwamang Traditional Area, Asante Nation, Ghana to United States of America, since 1998.

Co found, co pastor One Blood Ministries, New York City, since 2004. Faculty International Summer School Royal Academy Dancing, New York, 1991-1992, California State University Systems Summer Institute for Teaching & Learning, 1994. Senior faculty Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Ohio, 1991-2001.

Advisory board International Foundation for Performing Arts Medicine, since 1992. Advisory Performing Arts Medicine Center, Kessler Institute Rehabilitation, New Jersey, since 1995. Consultant presenting and commisioning program National Endowment for Arts, 1993-1995.

Peer review panel Fund for Innovation in Education United States. Education Department, 1993-1994. Co-chairman dance education committee World Dance Alliance: Americas Center, 1993-1997.

International artistic advisor Noyam Experimental Dance Company and Research Project, Ghana, since 1998. International advisory board Center for National Culture Kumasi, Astante Nation, Ghana, since 2001.

Achievements

  • Ordained interfaith minister 2004.

Works

  • Choreographer: (museum theater) Broadway Musical Classics on International Tour, (musical stage rev) Bebop Hot! Celebrating the Music of Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker, (vaudeville revue) Horn & Hardart Theater District Cafeteria, New York City. (film musical) Chestnuts, Rainbows Education. (documentary film) Broadway Babies: Long Forgotten Performers of the Vaudeville Era, (teleseries) Adventures of Hans Christian Andersen, (telespecial) Rapsodia Afrikiko: A Celebration in Dance, (industrial show) Le Parfum Salvador Dali, (nightclub) The African Room, New York City.

    (fashion show) Abraham & Straus, New York City. Choreographic assistant (Broadway musical) Safari 300: A Musical Experience of 300 Years of Black Culture, Song & Dance, New York City. Film director, editor (documentary) Of One Blood: Returning Home to Africa, 1999.

    Co-author, director, choreographer, co-star (national stage production) Realizing the Dream: Celebrating the Enduring Spirit of Review Doctor Martin Luther King Junior. World premieres presented at festivals including Morningside Dance Festival, New York City, Mid American Dance Festival, Los Angeles Dance Kaleidoscope Festival, Middfest International, Ohio, Smithsonian Institution's Duke Ellington Festival, Washington, Marche International de Disque et de l'Edition Musicale, Cannes, France, Anokyekrome Festival, Kumasi, Asante Nation, Ghana, Royal Performance King Nana Barimah Abeyie Ntori Nimpah II, Sekyere Kwamang, Asante Nation, Ghana, Black International Cinema Festival, Berlin. Creator over 40 ballets.

    Contributor to professional publications including African Profiles United States of America Magazine, African Personality Magazine, African Press.

Connections

Married Nanahemaa Akosua Brenda Berg-Morrow, 1995.

father:
Alfredo Morro

mother:
Lorraine (Lopez) Morro

spouse:
Nanahemaa Akosua Brenda Berg-Morrow