Beginning Modern with Alice Gosti
BEGINNING MODERN with Alice Gosti + Tiffany Bierly
Mondays / 8-9:30PM
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 artist
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.