Open Studio


Alice Gosti

Where is home - birds of passage

  • 29 August
    17:30 – 18:00
  • tanzhaus nrw | Studio 5
  • Wheelchair Access Impaired mobility
  • Duration: 30min
  • Area:
    American Dance Abroad

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.

Artistic Crew / Team:
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


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.

Where is home - birds of passage