A NEW WORK USING THE PERFORMANCE OF IMPROVISATION
BY ALANA PHINNEY & WILLOW WONDER
Premiered in 2021 at PHANTOM THEATER in Warren, VT. The short film version of SafeHouse is in development. In August 2021, filmmaker Tori Lawrence captured footage at Grange Hall Cultural Center's historic building in Waterbury Center, VT. Professional editing services are now in motion!
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SafeHouse is a space where two people show up, give over, and have faith.
Alana and Willow engage in an on-going dialogue that considers the inability for truth to be nailed down, using movement as their primary language, entering as who they are - mothers, wives, homemakers, and artists. They blend life and art with homemade soundscapes, props, and use dance-making as a social practice. They improvise with a knowingness while also not knowing - in a space and time where they hope to find meaning. Will they find it?
"Thought provoking, comedic, and alive!"
Tracy Martin, Artistic Director
"Alana and Willow dance beautifully together. I want to see more!"
Joy Madden, Choreographer/Performance Artist
"Smart bodies, continuing to work, be together, commit the time, and lean into the unknown, finding the paths through the thicket of daily life via movement."
Hannah Dennison, Dance Artist and Director, Cradle to Grave Arts, Inc.
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Headshot Photography by Richard Marriott
This project is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Community Foundation, including generous contributions in 2021 from Higher Ground and Vermont Burlesque.
Fee support for Alana Rancourt Phinney may be available to nonprofit organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Visit www.nefa.org for more information.