Alanna Morris-Van Tassel of 'Yam, Potatoe an Fish!' Image courtesy the artist


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

Daily from Oct. 18-20
7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21
3 p.m.
$20; $10 student performance on Thursday
Dance, Performance Art

In this split bill produced by Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, she and Jonathan van Arneman present works exploring the Caribbean diaspora. Their personal stories are journeys of cultural identity, loss, and hybridity that aim to unearth forgotten narratives. Employing movement, sound, and projection harvested from their travels to their parents’ homelands of the British and Dutch Caribbean, they bring deeper connections to perspectives of blackness, queerness, and ancestral legacy. Morris-Van Tassel’s fluid musicality and jaw-dropping virtuosity are familiar to dance audiences from her time with TU Dance. Now she’s on her own, making work that is intimate, inclusive, and incisive. The versatile Van Arneman has experience in West African movement, Haitian dance, contemporary Indian dance, modern, and hip-hop. This should be a diverse and fascinating program.