Where is home - birds of passage
Choreography: Alice Gosti
Birds of passage is Alice Gosti’s first solo performance piece. It is based on her own intergenerational story as an Italian-American Immigrant – she was growing up as the Italian-born daughter of an American immigrant who later immigrated back to her mothers’ homeland. Using dance, durational performance, installation and storytelling, Birds of passage interrogates how immigrants are consistently stereotyped, exoticised, labeled, othered and shamed. The work explores alternative narratives for immigrants, investigating the structural racism being perpetuated by the use of these labels and the ‘othering’ of immigrants.
CHOREOGRAPHER PERFORMER Alice Gosti | PRODUCTION and LIGHT DESIGNER Amiya Brown | COMPOSER Monika Khot | SOUND DESIGNER Erin Bednarz | DRAMATURGY AND TEXT SUPPORT Tim Smith-Sewart | TECHNICAL CONSULTING Jeffrey Azavedo | STAGE MANAGER Maria Manness | COMPANY PRODUCER West Liberty | VOICE SUPPORT Angel Itechi | LOBBY INSTALLATION Alyza DelPan-Monley | GRAPHIC DESIGN Photon Factory | VIDEO Alice Gosti, Jazzy Photo and June Zandona
ACT LAB, MALACARNE and Case VanRij
Funders and Supporters:
Special thanks to Case VanRij, This show was made possible by the Bossak-Hilbron Charitable Foundation, McColl Center for Arts + Innovation and 4Culture.