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    Live Dance Performances + Film and Podcast Productions

    home home / a production by Virtualso Dance Co and Squatch Tanztheater

    Help us raise the last leg of what we need to make this production possible! Our goal is to pay our folks by the hour to fairly compensate the time they've dedicated to this long process!

     Seattle, WA, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    home home is an evening length production you can catch at the Erickson Theatre Off Broadway March 16 at 8pm and 17th at 2pm. This work is a collaboration and co-production between the 2 Seattle-based, Midwest native companies Virtualso Dance Co and Squatch Tanztheater. Inside the work we will unpack our homesickness and explore 2 different perspectives searching for "home"; we question what home really means and if such a place exists. With the integration of video projections, live set pieces and the potential for snow (in March, I know it always shows up at terrible times), we will ensure a night full of nostalgia. 

    Liz Houlton (Virtualso) is a Minneapolis native, Seattle-based choreographer and performer with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from California Institute of the Arts. She has presented works through Chop Shop Contemporary Dance Festival, Seattle International Dance Festival, the Seattle Fringe Festival, 3rd Shift's Battle for the Dance Belt and Shift Sessions, Capitol Hill's Art Walk with LoveCityLove, and Velocity Dance Center's Bridge Project and Fall Kick Off. Her work has been commissioned by Minnesota Dance Theatre for their Fall 2015 season. Liz has also co-produced a split bill with Elby Brosch and Alyza DelPan-Monley which premiered in May of 2017 as an independently produced Access Velocity with the support of Scratch Deli and Velocity Dance Center. Currently Liz is working towards an evening length at the Erickson Theatre Off Broadway alongside collaborators/co-producers Eric Singleton Jr and Alyssa Casey. Liz was a Teaching Artist and Anchor Tenant at Velocity Dance Center in the Fall of 2017. 

    Alyssa Casey (Squatch) is a dancer, choreographer, and costume designer currently working in Seattle, WA. Originally from Hudson, WI, she graduated magna cum laude with her BA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP). At UWSP Alyssa received the Chancellor's Leadership Award, the Anne Gilfry Schierl Fine Arts Award in Dance, the Kathryn Bukolt Dance Scholarship, the Elizabeth Bukolt Family Dance Award, and an Honors Internship. Alyssa was also selected as a finalist for the Laird Exceptional Artist Award. Her choreography has been showcased on stages across the United States and through the form of media art in dance for camera films. Her Performance credits include Michael Estanich, Zoe Scofield, Joan Karlen, Jeannie Hill, Liz Houlton, Sabina Moe, Scott Wirtz-Olsen, Lauren Baker, and Joanie Mix. During the summer of 2014, Alyssa studied at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, England. In her work, Alyssa ventures to find trust in herself to take risks, allowing her to present a part of herself on stage. Through hard work, resilience, humor, and trust, Alyssa plans to create work undefined by rules and boundaries, inspiring her audience to view life, and the endless amount of possibilities it presents, in the same way she strives to.

    Also involved with this production is Virtualso operational producer/sound and visual designer Eric Singleton Jr and dancers/collaborators Emma Lawes, Ashley Jade Pietro, Shane Donohue, and Maya Tacon. 

    home home is projected to be a touring production and will continue to evolve with each new iteration. 

    Rewards

    Featured

    V and S in full boom(erang)

    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    This pays for an hour and a half rehearsal for Ashley or Emma or Maya or Shane! Pick who you'd like to see a boomerang from and they'll send it right to you! 

    Virtualso and Squatch will also honor you with your favorite childhood place in our logos! 

    The hills are alive with the sound of ______! (that's your name!)

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    We will shout your name through our social media platforms (with love, of course).

    You are also invited to hang out with the cast after the show of your choice! Get to know the folks that are missing home as much as you are.

    Part of the big scarf, oversized coat and Blundstone crew!

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Holy crap. 

    You made our day. Welcome to the gang.

    Enjoy an exclusive invitation to hang out with the cast after the show of your choice and the chance to take a boomerang of your very own from one of our open rehearsals! 

    We will shower you with fond thoughts and admiration in making this show a smashing success on social media.

    Keeping up with the home

    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Exclusive invitations to site specific filming of the full-length film home home! With an exclusive invitation to the final screening. 

    Stay with us as we evolve this work into a touring production and film!

    Including invites to open rehearsals, boomerangs of your favorite cast members, and hang outs with the crew!