VASALISA (THIS RITUAL WAS NOT MY IDEA), DIRECTED by SAMANTHA SHAY with text by gerri ravyn stanfield
Vasalisa (this ritual was not my idea) is an original devised performance by internationally recognized Portland-based artist collective Source Material. Based on the ancient Russian folktale of the Baba Yaga, Vasalisa is a dream-like piece exploring the retrieval of the intuition as a collective initiatory experience, told through image, physical theatre, and traditional songs from Eastern Europe. Vasalisa integrates ritual with theatre in ancient and unprecedented ways, pushing the boundaries between content and form.
Produced by Source Material at the Headwaters Theater in Portland, OR in 2017
Created & Conceived by Samantha Shay and Gerri Ravyn Stanfield