"troyern" photographed by Yesmina Townsley, 2022
DREAMS (beyond the narrowplace)
A dance theater piece danced and choreographed by Nerissa Tunnessen. To "These Arms of Mine" by Otis Redding and "String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima VI) Mishima/Closing" by Philip Glass performed by the Carducci String Quartet, and an interview with Sophie Kagadis Performed at the Kefalos Municipal Theater in Argostoli, Kefalonia, performance filmed by Dora Panousopoulou.
Improvisation to Six Poems
Dance and poetry collaboration between residents of the Ionion Center of Arts and Culture dancer/choreographer Nerissa Tunnessen, poet/visual artist Linda Saccoccio, and poet Nicholas Skaldetvind.
Filmed and edited by Dora Panousopoulou and performed at the Ionion Center May 24, 2023.
Poems are: "Split" "August 2, Dream" and "Thorns of Life" by Linda Saccoccio and
"In Dream, We Meet In Greece" "Zoey, I Wrote Some Notes Down in Silver, But Can’t See Them in This Light" and "Equinox" by Nicholas Skaldetvind
troyern (yiddish, to grieve)
Directed and choreographed by Nerissa Tunnessen with an original score by Chelsea Zak. Stage managed by Olivia Salva. Danced by Natalie Junio-Thompson, Emily Tieu, Helen Ambrose, Maia Beaudry, Camryn Spero, Dana Tagliaferro, Julia Dawson, and Talia Sheinkopf. Clarinet Abbye Friedman, cello Lori Beth Sussman, violin Katie Varon, drums Zach Cohen, bass Anjali Gahlaut, piano Elizabeth Stockton Perkins, vocalist Becca Chin. Advised by Leslie I P Sachs. Filmed by Isabella Kimbrough. Run time: 25 minutes.
Choreographed by Nerissa Tunnessen for the Vassar Repertory Dance Theater's 2021-2022 season, performed in the Francis Daly Ferguson Dance Theater. Danced by Yoshi Sanders, Hannah Littman, Lily Gee, Natalie Junio-Thompson, Emily Tieu, Helen Ambrose, Maia Beaudry, Camryn Spero, Dana Tagliaferro, and Julia Dawson. Danced to the Klezmer Conservatory Band's "Donye / Freylekhs" and Beach House's "Somewhere Tonight"
Choreographed by Nerissa Tunnessen for the Vassar Repertory Dance Theater's 2020-2021 season, performed in the Francis Daly Ferguson Dance Theater. Danced by Elliot Hoke, Weipeng Xie, Sloane Burling, Allison Wan, Lily Gee, and Natalie Junio-Thompson. To Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" and Michael Cera's "Moon Waltz"
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Choreographed by Nerissa Tunnessen for the Vassar Repertory Dance Theater's 2019-2020 season, performed at the Bardavon Opera House. Danced by Elliot Hoke, Weipeng Xie, Sloane Burling, Allison Wan, Lily Gee, and Natalie Junio-Thompson. To Bobby McFerrin's "Circle Song Five"
a study in time
Choreographed by Nerissa Tunnessen in May 2019 to Ken Nordine's "What Time Is It?", performed in the Francis Daly Ferguson Dance Theater for Vassar College's Spring Showings. Danced by Rachel Altemose, Sloane Burling, Emily Lesorogol, Hannah Littman, and Allison Wan.
a short improvised dance film created by Nerissa Tunnessen in March, 2020 to Max Richter's "Lamentation for Lost Life".
an independent study advised by leslie partridge sachs, created in collaboration by eva gubitz-hess, natalie junio-thompson, nerissa tunnessen, yoshi sanders, and zoe mueller. To "Weave" by Koronis.