Made In Seattle Artists
STANCEcast: Curation Conversation

STANCEcast: Curation Conversation

April Sellers (Minneapolis Dancemaker / curator) interviews Tonya Lockyer (Velocity Artistic Director) and Alice Gosti in this conversation about curation and creative practices. Tonya and Alice discuss what brings them together as collaborators and their history of working together on Gosti’s Bodies of Water and How to Become a Partisan. The conversation touches on Lockyer’s forward-thinking approach to dance curation, challenging the limits of what people expect dance to be; as...
Alice Gosti: Bodies of Water

Alice Gosti: Bodies of Water

Take a look at the PDF version of the program for Alice Gosti’s Bodies of water here or scroll down for the full program.       Bodies of Water Program PDF Relevant Links: When Coming Home is an Art You Haven’t Mastered Yet – Imana Farahiya Gunawan Bodies of Water Hatchfund Campaign Alice Gosti Website Alyza DelPan-Monley Website Kaitlin McCarthy Website Beaconettes Chaotic Noise Marching Corps Strictly Seattle...
Libretto: How to become a partisan

Libretto: How to become a partisan

The Libretto used in Alice Gosti’s How to become a partisan, which was produced through Velocity’s Made in Seattle program and premiered April 25, 2015. Alvaro Valsenti 93 – by Alice Gosti [ENGL] In the dark matter, sunflowers turn to the sun for a season die and rot in a mash of putrified brown gold is it for me is it for us is it for them...
Historical Information about the Partisan Resistance

Historical Information about the Partisan Resistance

The story opens with the image of a character called Diavolo (Devil, a sergeant), sitting on his motorcycle, smoking a cigarette, and waiting for a girl. When Vera appears at a distance, Diavolo notices the attention she gets from a group of soldiers and he is struck by her attractiveness. The narrator’s gaze passes from Diavolo to Vera, who is staring pensively at a big German pistol...
Worth My Salt: Post-Show Talk

Worth My Salt: Post-Show Talk

Following the October 25th performance of her spectacular first full-length solo work as Cherdonna Shinatra, Worth My Salt, Jody Kuehner sat down with Seattle theatre celebrity David Schmader in an interview and open exchange with the audience. View below some moments from the conversation, with transcripts to read along. Featured image by Jenny Peterson.   Worth My Salt Post-Show Talk 1 from VelocityDanceCenter on Vimeo. DS: This...
RE-POST: A Fiendish Conversation

RE-POST: A Fiendish Conversation

As we giddily anticipate the upcoming series of Cherdonna Shinatra’s Made in Seattle events, we re-post Seth Sommerville’s interview with the artist originally published on SeattleMet’s website. The original can be viewed on the site here. Featured image by Eric Paguio.   By day Jody Kuehner lives the life of a mild-mannered dancer, but at night she morphs into an entirely different flashy character that gallivants and...
RE-POST: The Inexplicable, Fascinating Cherdonna Shinatra, The Drag Queen Who's Not a Drag Queen

RE-POST: The Inexplicable, Fascinating Cherdonna Shinatra, The Drag Queen Who’s Not a Drag Queen

As we giddily anticipate the upcoming series of Cherdonna Shinatra’s Made in Seattle events, we re-post Christopher Frizzelle’s essay originally published in The Stranger exploring the creation of Worth My Salt and the starry persona that is Cherdonna Shinatra. The original can be found here on The Stranger website. All images by Karen O.    Cherdonna Shinatra is walking out of the Century Ballroom in a sequined strapless leotard and...
What does it mean to you to make work in Seattle?

What does it mean to you to make work in Seattle?

As we giddily anticipate the series of Cherdonna Shinatra’s Made in Seattle events, we re-post an interview with Jody Kuener/Cherdonna Shinatra alongside fellow artists Mark Haim and Ezra Dickinson. These interviews were originally posted April 1,2014. Featured image by Eugenie Frerichs.  STANCE: What does it mean to you, to make dance/performance work in Seattle? Why is your work made in Seattle?   Jody Kuehner/Cherdonna Shinatra: This city has...