in and for performance, Alana Frey practices the channel: an eternal study of tuning inwards.

she: dance improvisation and choreographies, sounding of voice, and written forms.

she: is invested in a non-invested rigorous research practice of performance-making (or, letting performance make). Alana: more about

NOW

NOW

Ongoing Music/Movement Projects in collaboration with Jamie Green

de cherubim 

 

de cherubim is an often loud, improvisatory dimension, a particular stream of gnosia over which Alana and Jamie arch. it is: Jamie on high-droning fretless guitar, analogue electronics and a rhythm machine, furnishing an elemental ground; and Alana in movement which delivers patiently through the pelvis, eyes, tips of fingers... from all of this, voice spills: spinning tall stories and high screams. the body and its movement are the sine qua non for the sound and its singing.

coming up:

March 13, 2020 at Hart Bar, NYC.

March 18, 2020 at Trans-Pecos, NYC.

 

past:

October 18, 2019. Oakland. see here

Frey + Green

Alana: harp & movement & vocals

Jamie: guitar

past:

November 10, 2019 at Pro Arts, Oakland.

PAST

PAST

FLOUR

as part of Hi, Solo #9 at Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles

November 9, 8:30pm & 10pm 

 

3-minute practices of pelvis and that which dangles below and above it. movement comes through the sound of a singular drone, hand-made by Jamie Green. the balloon-drone is filled with 4 and 1/2 breaths of air, which is equal to three minutes of body performing.

*Hi, Solo is a bi-annual performance, currently being curated by Alexsa Durrans and Miles Brenninkmeijer. #9 is an evening of 9, three-minute solos.*

DANCE WRITINGS 

writing on Simone Forti's Window / Simone Forti writing on Flourhttps://www.riting.org/post/190108944364/hi-solo-9

writing with Jennie Liu around Ligia Lewis: https://www.riting.org/post/188389177699/jennie-liu-and-alana-frey-reibstein-questions

writing on REDCAT's NOW Festival, 2018: https://www.riting.org/post/176533516634/alana-reibstein-on-the-now-festival-at-redcat

EEPHUS PITCH

in-Residency at PAM, May 2019

Performances: May 31 & June 1. 8pm at PAM, Los Angeles

In the finite and infinite cavities of performance, in the dualities engendered there, Alana plays baseball. With destiny & devotion, genius & myth, theater & drama, grass & sky, she travels infield to outfield and all across the bases. As she grows near and far to the positions of the game, its passing, and to time itself, she becomes the proximal site of birth...

 

In past time, Alana plays our green-est pastime. Doing Forever in the outfield, we must wait for the game to end.

 

*this is a performance of dance, words, sounds, being, and objects in and of the space. this performance is being developed over a month-long residency at PAM. this performance is also of Jamie Green with organ and bells*

EEPHUS PITCH

in-Residency at PAM, May 2019

Performances: May 31 & June 1. 8pm at PAM, Los Angeles

In the finite and infinite cavities of performance, in the dualities engendered there, Alana plays baseball. With destiny & devotion, genius & myth, theater & drama, grass & sky, she travels infield to outfield and all across the bases. As she grows near and far to the positions of the game, its passing, and to time itself, she becomes the proximal site of birth...

 

In past time, Alana plays our green-est pastime. Doing Forever in the outfield, we must wait for the game to end.

 

*this is a performance of dance, words, sounds, being, and objects in and of the space. this performance is being developed over a month-long residency at PAM. this performance is also of Jamie Green with organ and bells*

NEMETON at Human Resources

Los Angeles, May 2019

Nemeton is a durational choreography which makes a thicket of words, positions, and breath. Nine bodies listen and voice words spoken by other bodies- Kathy Acker, Laura Aguilar, Maryanne Amacher, Trisha Brown, Octavia Butler, Katherine Dunham, Helen Frankenthaler, Ruth G. Waddy, Susan Hiller, Shigeko Kubota, Carolee Schneemann, Agnes Varda- feeling out what language can possibly make present, and what it shrouds.

by Jennie MaryTai Liu, organized with Alana Reibstein. performed by Stacy Dawson Stearns, Jessica Emmanuel, Cristina Fernandez, Maria Maea, Coral Lobera, Jasmine Orpilla, Alana Reibstein, Gabriella Rhodeen, and Laura Stinger

photos by Joanne Kim

TIME SPENT at Headlands Center for the Arts

Marin County, CA. June 2018

Accidental studio work: I accompanied artist Jennie Liu at her residency at the Headlands to care for her 1-year-old & worked in the studio in my time

practice-ing & time outside. stills from short performances for video... on listening & being in this space.

OBSTACLE COURSE FOR BACKYARD at my house

Los Angeles, April 2018

 

Performance Game

audience members play the course. i, as performer, helm a small crew of co-performers/staff. closing the space of performance with the closed space of game/using performance to open game.