in and for performance, Alana Frey: practices 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
Ongoing Music/Movement Projects in collaboration with Jamie Green
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.
March 13, 2020 at Hart Bar, NYC.
March 18, 2020 at Trans-Pecos, NYC.
October 18, 2019. Oakland. see here
Frey + Green
Alana: harp & movement & vocals
November 10, 2019 at Pro Arts, Oakland.
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.*
writing on Simone Forti's Window / Simone Forti writing on Flour: https://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
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 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
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.
SMALL DEBUT at Dalton Warehouse
Los Angeles, September 2017
the “collective selve-ing” of a “communal persona” named Lou Angeles Klein. to understand Self is understanding a collection of Selves and You’s...
photos by Olivia Schwartzman
PERSONAL UNITY at Electric Lodge & Pieter Performance Space
Los Angeles, February & May 2017
Group & One-on-One Performances around Intimacy
what is to be in partnership with a Performer?
ideas with Paolo Yumol, sound by Jasper McMahon, photos by Madeleine Stearns
BLOW SERIES at Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio 2012-2016
Early Performance/Dance/Dance-Theater over 4 Years
on motherhood, the feminine self & collective, tripping & falling.
Alana Frey (Reibstein)
she received her b.a. from Oberlin College in Dance & Creative Writing.
she lives and works in Los Angeles.
she is a co-founder and emeritus editor of Riting.org, a platform for writing on
performance happening now in Los Angeles.
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