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Justin Morrison is a dancer, teacher and performance maker. He is based between San Diego and New York City, and remains connected to the Amsterdam and European dance communities.

Notable collaborations in dance include the work of Pavel Zustiak, Sara Shelton Mann, Hope Mohr, AVYK, Leslie Seiters, Christine Bonansea, Katie Duck, the Amsterdam based MAGPIE Music Dance Company, Wally Cardona, Diego PiƱon, and others. While living in Amsterdam he was a frequent guest teacher at the Amsterdam School for the Arts, SNDO: School for New Dance Development, Rotterdam Dance Academy, and ArtEZ in Arnhem. In 2014 Justin was served as guest Professor of Dance in the Choreography department of K-Arts, Korea National University of Arts (KNUA), in Seoul.

Since 2016 Justin has served as Lecturer in Dance at San Diego State University

Dance related posts from the blog:


Interview: Tere O’Connor and Monique Jenkinson

Transcribed by Justin from http://www.saltadance.info/index.php?/performance/ppp-8/ Monique: By way of a quick introduction, [Tere and I]…

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VIDEO: Practice Group 3-17-2013

Video compilation from our music/dance Practice Group

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VIDEO: Oakland Nights @ SudoRoom with Christine Bonansea

Final 3 minutes from a 20 minute set at Oakland Nights, hosted by The SudoRoom,…

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Movement Postcard: with Sara Shelton Mann, okay elbows, architect

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Performances & Improvisation Workshop with Katie Duck

Performances & Improvisation Workshop with Katie Duck & Alfredo Genovesi along with the complete webcast recordings from all 5 days.

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SF Music Dance Sessions Video

I’ve created a page with video from our weekly practice sessions VIDEO: SF Music Dance…

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VIDEO: Practice Group 1-31-2013

Video compilation from our music/dance Practice Group

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VIDEO: Practice Group 1-10-2013

Video compilation from our music/dance Practice Group

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VIDEO: Practice Group 1-3-2013

Video compilation from our music/dance Practice Group

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Just warming up…

An antidote to a gloomy day:

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VIDEO: PPP is dance, Oakland

PPP is dance is an occasional dance & performance series in Oakland Stills from a…

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DO IT NOW, with Raoul Freitas Vale Germano

Video stills compliments of Mark McBeth, Saturday March 10th 2012 as part of Kathleen Hermesdorf’s…

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Oct 3rd & 4th: Shared Legacies with Sara Shelton Mann

  Solo excerpt from Shapeshifter from Justin Morrison on Vimeo. Presented by ODC Theater, San…

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Summer Workshops in Europe

A handful of people have asked for references to Summer workshops abroad. While there are Bates and ADF here in the states (along with a few other options at various companies and studios) Europe has a lot to offer in the area of Contemporary Dance. Many mistakenly believe the cost to visit Europe would be prohibitive but I’ve found that there are many resources one can leverage to make the journey affordable. See me for information on housing, travel, etc.

Here is a sampling of workshops I’ve participated in:

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VIDEO: Duet with Leslie Seiters

Back in April, Leslie and I performed with Charles Curtis at the SDSU experimental theater.…

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VIDEO: In studio with Chris Williams

My brother Gabriel put video together back in August and I’m only now getting to…

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Sept 5th: Over Laps Art Show

VIDEO by Gabriel Morrison Over Laps Art Show 2008 from Gabriel Morrison on Vimeo. 9-25…

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Apr 11th & 12th: With Leslie Seiters and Charles Curtis

Justin and Leslie Seiters are performing this weekend at San Diego State with cellist Charles…

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March 3rd: (again) with Leslie Seiters at Basic


In this final experimental installation of "How much of what there is" (a work in progress to be performed in it’s entirety fall 08), Leslie, Ron, Jillian and myself will be performing a re-working of source material in a series of interlocking loops, lasting about 1 hour.

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Bottle Night photo update

These images just came in from our performance of Leslie‘s work, last month. Just in time for the next installment of Bottle Night this Monday, 7:30pm @ Bar Basic, Downtown San Diego.

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Feb 4th: Performing with Leslie Seiters at Basic

Leslie creating her installation - Feb 08
Monday Feb 4th at Basic Urban Kitchen+Bar, Leslie Seiters, Ron Estes, Jillian Chu and myself will be dancing a work from the upcoming "How much of what there is." (look for it in the fall).

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Feb 2nd: Dancing with SWARMIUS at Neurosciences Institute

Leslie, Ron and I, along with Niamh Condron, are performing with Joeseph Waters et. al,…

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Images from MR Fall Festival

Josephine posted some great shots from her iPhone of Katie, KJ Holmes and I dancing…

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Wendy Perron on our performance at St. Marks

"Katie Duck is the Zorba the Greek of improvisation: earthy, feeling every mode of sensuality,…

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Movement Research Fall Festival

Katie Duck, KJ Holmes and I are dancing together Friday Nov 30th, as part of…

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