Morleigh Steinberg

Morleigh Steinberg, artistic director of Light, is a dancer, choreographer, lighting designer and filmmaker. A native of Los Angeles, CA, she studied dance throughout the city and spending summers at Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts studying with Bella Lewitsky. She also attended Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, majoring in dance. Moving to the east coast, Morleigh was a formative member of Momix and later, ISO Dance, both with Daniel Ezralow, Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland. Together they created numerous music videos, commercials and various productions in film and fashion. She toured the world extensively for over 15 years with both companies and with her solo work. Morleigh also toured with U2 as both choreographer and dancer on their ZOO TV and 360 Tour. As lighting designer she has lit productions for The Corn Exchange, Liz Roche, Bodyvox, Oguri, and ARCANE Collective.  In 1994 Morleigh directed her first short film Traveling Light for VH1 music films and since has directed 6 others including her feature length documentary Height of Sky, which aired on the Sundance Channel. Morleigh won an Emmy award for outstanding performance in Episodes, a PBS presentation of ISO repertory and her work has been performed in the Academy Awards. In 2011 she formed ARCANE Collective with dance artist Oguri. Their recent productions include Nothaway, Wildflowers, Cold Dream Colour a dance homage to Louis le Brocquy, which was performed at REDCAT and at the Guggenheim Museum NY. Their latest production Return to Absence premiered at the Dublin Dance Festival in May 2014. Living between Ireland, Los Angeles, and New York since 1998 Morleigh conducts Body Weather Laboratory, an investigative movement training forum that informs and inspires her work.

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