Beginning Modern with Alice Gosti + Tiffany Bierly

BEGINNING MODERN with Alice Gosti + Tiffany Bierly
Mondays / 8-9:30PM 
Steward Studio

Beginning Modern begins with a solid warm-up of the entire body and core, progressing to balance, floor work, improvisational scores and choreography. We will focus on foundational concepts of modern dance like contractions, spirals, and elements of space, time, shape and motion, while actively developing strength, flexibility, technical proficiency, musicality and rhythm accuracy. Alice also integrates her vast experience in performance art. She invites questions and ideas around why we dance to each class. Why do we move? How do we move? What does radical joy and curiosity look like in the context of our dance and performance spaces?

 

About the artists

 

 

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Alice Gosti

ALICE GOSTI is an Italian-American Immigrant choreographer, hybrid performance artist, curator and architect of experiences, working between Seattle and Europe since 2008. Gosti’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, commissions and residencies including being a recipient of the 2013 Vilcek Creative Promise in Dance Award, the 2012 ImPulsTanz danceWEB scholarship and a 2016 NEFA National Dance Project Grant. Gosti was also a McColl Center for the Arts+Innovation Artist in Residency and Italian Council awardee. Gosti’s work has been commissioned and prsented nationally and internationally in universities, galleries, museums, theaters, schools, and non-conventional performance spaces. Dance Magazine has described Gosti’s work as “unruly yet rigorous, feminine yet rebellious, task-like yet mischievous“, and SeattleDances.org described How to become a partisan as, “hypnotic, meditative, and profoundly beautiful, it left you with a certain sense of calm despite the heavy issues at its core.” Alice loves planes.

 

 

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Alice’s website

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Tiffany Bierly

TIFFANY BIERLY is a Seattle-based performer, choreographer and educator. She holds an MFA in Dance from Texas Women’s University as well as a BA in Theater and a BS in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University. Tiffany has performed throughout Pennsylvania and DC for ETCH Dance Co., across Texas for Nadia Dosal, Christie Bonade, Sarah Gamblin, and in dance films presented internationally directed by Jordan Fuchs, Melissa Sanderson and Yea Jean Choi. Since relocating to Seattle, Tiffany has danced for Melissa Sanderson, Emily Curtiss, Peter Kohring, Leah Russell, LanDforms Dance and Gedney Barclay. Additionally, she is the the ‘tiff’ part of tiffana, a Seattle-based art-making duo with Ana Puzycki. tiffana has recently performed in ‘Monomyth I’, curated by Tuyavale Artist Collective as well as ‘Soft Concrete I’ curated by Meredith Pellon. Beyond performance and choreography, Tiffany has taught dance and fitness classes at various universities, studios and senior centers for the past ten years.Tiffany Bierly is a Seattle-based performer, choreographer and educator. She holds an MFA in Dance from Texas Women’s University as well as a BA in Theater and a BS in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University. Tiffany has performed throughout Pennsylvania and DC for ETCH Dance Co., across Texas for Nadia Dosal, Christie Bonade, Sarah Gamblin, and in dance films presented internationally directed by Jordan Fuchs, Melissa Sanderson and Yea Jean Choi. Since relocating to Seattle, Tiffany has danced for Melissa Sanderson, Emily Curtiss, Peter Kohring, Leah Russell, LanDforms Dance and Gedney Barclay. Additionally, she is the the ‘tiff’ part of tiffana, a Seattle-based art-making duo with Ana Puzycki. tiffana has recently performed in ‘Monomyth I’, curated by Tuyavale Artist Collective as well as ‘Soft Concrete I’ curated by Meredith Pellon. Beyond performance and choreography, Tiffany has taught dance and fitness classes at various universities, studios and senior centers for the past ten years.

 

 

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