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.
"Yam, Potatoe an Fish!"
Gibney Dance Company’s GDC Curated 19/20
New York. June 2020
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“After years of astounding performances with TU Dance, in which her emotional bravery matched her aesthetic integrity, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel ventured out on her own. And what a debut it was. In her solo, “Yam, Potatoe an Fish!”she delved into notions of home, displacement, race, and memory to create a personal cultural history that rang with universal truths. She found inspiration in her family’s migration from the Caribbean to Brooklyn, as well as her grandmother’sYoruba-influenced Spiritual Baptist faith. Through her own body—athletic, articulate, and full of grace—she generated a movement vocabulary infused with muscular power and soul-soothing prayer.”