In 2020 Michael Kliën launched the pioneering Laboratory for Social Choreography at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. Numerous works and choreographic formats are currently in development for 2022 onwards. Since 2017 Michael Kliën is Professor at Duke University and served as Inaugural Director (2019–2021) of Duke’s new MFA in Dance: Embodied Interdisciplinary Praxis. In Europe, he continues his involvement in R.I.C.E. on the Greek island of Hydra (R.I.C.E. Facebook page).