The mission of Alanna Morris-Van Tassel Productions is to produce uplifting and inspiring stories of the human experience through collaborative solo performance, education and community building and to partner with local and international artists and organizations that share a similar vision. 

 

UPCOMING solo PROJECt

"Yam, Potatoe an Fish!" / I.AM.THE.SALT.OF.THE.EARTH. 

Split Bill

Choreography and Performance  

Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

and

Jonathan Van Arneman (AJ)

*featuring Khary Jackson

Oct 18-21, 2018


@ Off Leash Art Box, Minneapolis

TICKETS GO ON SALE SEPT 24!

Two solo dance premieres share deeply personal stories of Caribbean Diasporic experience exploring journeys of cultural identity, loss and hybridity.

  Choreography and Performance: Alanna Morris-Van Tassel (Photo by Galen Higgins. Design by Donald Thomas.)

Choreography and Performance: Alanna Morris-Van Tassel (Photo by Galen Higgins. Design by Donald Thomas.)

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i.am.the.salt.of.the.earth.

Choreography and Performance: Jonathan Van Arneman (AJ). (Photo by Bill Cameron)

AMVTP Presents an evening of Caribbean diasporic dance Oct 18-21, 2018 Off Leash Art Box, Mpls
Tix: www.alannamvt.com/offleash

 
 
Her lone body carves a place for itself within the gallery walls, crossing borders, oceans, and generations—tracing a path to a place that might be home. When she starts stepping, I remember girlhood dance circles, baby teeth scraping sweetness off mango seeds, the scent of immaculate plaits laced in hair oil, the sound of bubble hair ties clinking together offering their own giddy percussion. I want to step in, responding to the call of her movements and phrases with my own body’s cry-song for home. Three children with curly crowns and brown skin play. Cupping their hands, they peer through the glass wall outside. They grin as if they, too, can see the home-place dancer Alanna Morris-Van Tassel has conjured—its intricate cartography charted with her bare feet.
— Nicole Asong Nfonoyim-Hara (Mn Artists Presents: Jovan C. Speller, Choosing Home: A Right, A Privilege or an Act of Trespass, Walker Art Center) Alanna Morris-Van Tassel's "Yam, Potatoe an Fish!" [excerpt] (2018)
Wherever you find her, Morris-Van Tassel embodies the power of dance to create deep and lasting connections where words cannot.
— Camille LeFevre (Dance Magazine) (2017)
“It was anchored by a powerhouse performance from Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, leading the troupe’s terrific women…”
— Miami Herald, Uri Sands’ “One” (2014)
“Perhaps Alanna Morris-Van Tassel best captured the spirit of Matter in a solo where, wrapped in an American flag, she presented a body unhinged, vulnerable, and despairing.”
— City Pages, Uri Sands' "Matter" (2017)
“...a daring exposé of body and soul...she unearthed a vital spirit that bore no pretense and was bewitching to behold.”
— Star Tribune, Idan Sharabi's "Solo un poco." (2016)