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a short dance film by Terri Ayanna Wright



InsideOUT: Welcome


InsideOUT is a speculative short dance film. It tells the story of a distressed woman finding solace after she encounters her anthropomorphized subconscious. As the dancer, choreographer, director, & editor, I aim to combine live action with visual effects to share a self-portrait in motion - the film reflecting my southern black heritage and my spirituality rooted in ancient Afroasiatic traditions. In retrospect, I dance with myself, using cloning techniques in post-production. This work is also the culmination of a production pipeline that imposes 3D camera tracking on motion-captured rigs as a previsualization tool. 

InsideOUT: Synopsis

“ dreams and fairy tales the grandmother or ancestress often represents the unconscious, because the latter in a man contains the feminine component of the psyche”

Carl Jung

InsideOUT: Photo Gallery

Character Photo Gallery

The Making Process

InsideOUT: Making Process
InsideOUT: Behind the Scenes
InsideOUT: About

Meet the Director

Terri Ayanna Wright, is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in New York City. Directing movement is at her core. After graduating from Fordham University with a dual degree in dance and computer science, Ms. Wright traveled internationally as a dancer on tour with Ailey II, through which she was exposed to a wide-range of live production teams, settings, and audiences.  Just before the pandemic, she completed her first season with The Met Opera, as an ensemble dancer in Porgy & Bess. Through this experience, she began exploring the many facets of live production, beyond the performance act itself. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Design & Technology at Parsons, as a means of finding unique ways of bringing dance into virtual space. She continues to expand on her story-telling capabilities as a video editor, through the marriage of dance, film, and visual effects.  She currently serves as Production Assistant & Co-editor for HopeBoykinDance and most recently completed a residency sponsored by Eyebeam: using the Volumetric Performance Toolkit to perform in realtime with a 3-dimensional livestream inside of a Mozilla Hubs VR scene. You may catch Terri live every Sunday and Wednesday, as an online Horton teacher for The Ailey Extension.

Production Team


Remi Harris

Production Assistant & Body Double

Remi Harris is a Barbados born and Brooklyn bred choreographer, producer, curator, and performer whose work explores the intersectionality between dance, new media and black female representation.