The latter dance addresses the notion that everyone has an underlying question, which they need to have answered.
“I grew up adopted,” Sell said. “For me, the question has always been: Who are my parents? But it could be anything.”
Sell first had the idea for “Bumps in the Night,” which addresses issues of abuse, nearly 20 years ago.
“It’s evil; it’s really dark,” Sell said. “But I’ve had great feedback on it.”
Sell had wanted to found her own company for years and finally took the plunge when she turned 40 as a way to begin “part two of my career,” she said.
Sell is especially happy to be performing as part of the Dance Alliance.
“I’m excited to see there’s a lot of really professional companies on the North Shore,” she said. “This is great.”
IF YOU GO
What: North Shore Dance Alliance Dance Collaborative
When: Tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Where: Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St.
How much: $15 for students and seniors, $20 general admission, at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/490435