MATERIAL DEVIANCE IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CULTURE will also tour to the University of North Carolina, Charlotte October 17th-18th, 2019. More info soon.


GATTO NERO: a late night cabaret fundraiser

MARCH 21st, 2019


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Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture

March 29th to April 1st, 2018 at On the Boards

Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture takes a sideways look at our object-based reality. Reflecting stuff-centered culture back to ourselves, this dream state passes through shame, nostalgia, patriotism, and the weight of inheritance. Choreographer and hybrid performance artist Alice Gosti asks, Do objects imbued with so much of our worth start to take over and take on a life of their own? This cluttered landscape expands like a hoarder’s collection and contracts like an immigrant’s suitcase. It breathes like capitalism, filling an existential void whose appetite is endless. Material Deviance helps us uncover what is buried under the steep piles along the path from our bed to the bedroom door. We hold it in our hands.

Gatto Nero : A late-night cabaret fundraiser

March 9th, 2018

The Grotto at the Rendezvous
2322 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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Photo by Tim Summers

Photo by Tim Summers

world premiere BODIES OF WATER

A site-specific performance by Alice Gosti
JULY 16 / 5-10PM
Seattle Waterfront Park 1401 Alaskan Way
FREE + open to all

For more info here is the link to the Facebook event

Emerging Artist Showcase

August 4-6th, 2015 at Center House Theatre ( Seattle Center Armory) 7:30pm

I am thrilled to make my debut as a director of the Intiman Emerging Artist program. It has been an inspiring and challenging experience. I am so truly honored to have been a part of this amazing group of creative people. There is no turning back.  

Please join us next week for the Emerging Artist Showcase.
We will be presenting:
Adaptation of Lillian Hellman's Days to Come directed by Erin Murray
Something I Can’t Explain by Kalea Salvador directed by Pallavi Garg
Are You Now...? by Anthea Carns directed by Alice Gosti


July 31st and August 1st, 2015 7:30-11:30pm - New Tomorrow.

ut durare in perpetuum
Two evenings of durational performances presented by Yellow Fish - Epic Durational Performance Festival in collaboration with Satellite Seattle, Studio Current and New Tomorrow. Three performances will be happening simultaneously inside of the walls of New Tomorrow. The same groups of artists will present both nights. 
Ellen (Jing) Xu and Neal Fryett, Babette DeLafayette & John Marc Powell, and Runn Shayo (FRI) Alice Gosti (SAT).

July 30th, 2015. 7-11pm 
2nd floor of King Street Station

Vital 5 Productions proudly presents OUT OF SIGHT - A survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest. Curated by Kirsten Anderson, Sharon Arnold, Greg Lundgren, and Sierra Stinson.  More info. I will be presenting a new durational performance as part of the opening of this incredible exhibit. If you are an arts lover, you really should not miss this event.


World Premiere TO|GET|HER: How to become a partisan
APRIL 25 / 3:30-9PM
Presented by Velocity at Saint Mark’s Cathedral 1245 10th Ave E
3:30-4PM Community Procession
Beginning at Velocity and ending at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, audience members are invited to participate in the inter-generational community procession that sets off How to become a partisan.
4-9PM Performance at Saint Mark’s Cathedral
Audience members are welcome to come and go throughout the performance, and concessions will be open during the entire performance.

TICKETS $18 / $20 at the door / $12 student + senior / $15 MVP
Audience members are also invited to bring canned and packaged food for the Saint Mark’s Food Bank.
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“Her performance pieces consider every sensual element of the environment, manipulating temperature, taste, sound, smell and textures…”
– Amanda Manitach, City Arts Magazine

SPEAKEASY SERIES: How to become a partisan
APRIL 19 / 5PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all
Gosti and her cast of dance artists talk about the work and share an open dialogue focused on the key themes of the project. More info >>
SPEAKEASY SERIES: Stories of Collective Resistance
APRIL 19 / 6PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all
A community conversation sparked by storytellers who have actively participated in social resistance around the globe and at home.
AUDIENCE LAB with Alice Gosti
May 3 / 5-7PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
FREE and open to all
Audience labs demystify Velocity performances with equal emphasis on presentation, participation, and social connection. Alice Gosti will share video clips of artists who inspired her immersive performance practice, including Britain’s DV8 Physical Theater and Flemish legend Jan Fabre; take participants through an experience of the ideas driving her new work, How to become a partisan; followed by a group dialogue, facilitated by a guest artist, reflecting on the work’s April 25th premiere.

Alice is Velocity Dance Center's Artist in residence for 2015

photo by Tim Summers

Open Rehearsal/Showing of How to become a partisan


In Absence of...

Curated by Klara Glosova and Sierra Stinson
Featuring the creations of Rafael Soldi, McKenzie Porritt, Zack Bent, Alice Gosti, Britta Johnson, Megumi Shauna Arai, Neal Fryett, Reilly Sinanan, Doug Newman, Nat Evans & John Teske

Opening on January 8th at 6pm at the Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle. 

Artists and Curators talk on February 7th at noon.

Rafael Soldi
21 Reasons Why I Love You, 2009



Alice will be looking for 6 Seattle based dancers to research, perform and tour.
October 18th+19th, 2014 11am-2pm. Velocity Dance Center, Seattle

Alice is one of the artists selected for the festival Verdecoprente in Italy. Here she will be in the studio researching on movement for her piece TO|GET|HER, which will premiere in the April 2015. While Ryan Law and her will be conducting research on the history of the Partisan Italian Movement that during World War II helped fight the Fascist out of Italy.  The residency is September 12-22nd, 2014 and the performance is on September 22nd at 10:30pm! for more info (


Alice will have an installation all 3 nights. 

FRI – SUN SEPT 5 +6 + 7 / 7PM
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $15 student + senior / $17 MVP / All Access Pass$50
SEATTLE DANCE SHOWCASES FEATURING: zoe|juniper / Kate Wallich + The YC / Markeith Wiley / Heather Kravas / ilvs strauss / Amy O’Neal / Alice Gosti / Coriolis Dance / The Pendleton House / Jim Kent + Dylan Ward / Dayna Hanson/ Anna Conner + Co / Gender Tender / Cherdonna Shinatra / Mark Haim /Allie Hankins + more!

Poster image by Jonathan Horn

Poster image by Jonathan Horn

NEPO House is proud to present NEPO 5K DON'T RUN 2014
From Hing Hay Park (ID) to NEPO House (Beacon Hill)
Suggested ADMISSION $15 (children are free)

Once again local artists will transform nearly 5km of ordinary city streets into an urban wonderland. Come see their site-specific installations and performances, bring your friends, kids, uncles and aunts, and remember: hop, skip and jump - just don't run!

Vis-a-Vis Society / Alexa Anderson, Estee Clifford and Corey Kingston / Ruben David / Akiko Masker / Favorite Art Projects: Leo Berk and Claire Cowie / / Keeara Rhoades / Rumi Koshino / Calie Swedberg / Joana Stillwell and Yael Nov / Megumi Shauna Arai / Francesca Lohmann / Mel Carter, Anna Erickson and Ripple Fang / Samuel Wildman / Neuroses / Adam Boehmer / Rebecca Cummins / Kristin Schimik / Aaron Murray / Joey Veltkamp and Ben Gannon / Nicholas Nyland / Julia Freeman / Cable Griffith / Brandon Aleson and Jesse Montini-Vose / Elizabeth Gahan / Kathryn Rathke and Barry Wright / Saya Moriyasu / Colleen RJC Bratton / Tribes Project / Sylwia Tur / Amanda James Parker / Trevor Brown / meadow starts with p / Marek Stepan / Ashleigh Robb and Ivana Kartzov / Eirik Johnson / OHM / Kat Larson / Maggie Carson Romano / Greg Lundgren / Chris Burnside / John Teske and Nat Evans / Ilysia Van Deren / Eric Aguilar / Reilly Sinanan / Ken Turner / Avalanche + the Diffuser / Glenn Herlihy / Rafael Soldi / Gala Bent and Nick Strobelt / Graham Downing / Matthew Offenbacher
(423 Maynard Ave S, Seattle WA - corner of Maynard and King) 
Registration by Vis-a-Vis Society
MC Willie Fitzgerald
Art Tours by the Frye Art Museum Docents

ARTWALK 1:00 - 6:00 PM

(1723 S Lander St, Seattle WA)
Performances curated by Alice Gosti 
DJ Sharlese
Bands: Chastity Belt / plus a surprise musical guest!
Organized in collaboration with Help Yourself Records
Food Trucks: Chopstix Mobile / Curb Jumper Street Eats 
Drink or Don’t Drink Garden 

Curators: Klara Glosova, Sierra Stinson, Zack Bent and Serrah Russell
Posters by Jonathan Horn
Maps by MKNZ

Water and recycling station in Daejeon park provided by Friends of Lewis Park
This project was supported in part by a grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. This project was supported in part by an award from 4Culture. This program is also supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
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"Big Love" By Charles Mee
Directed by Rosa Joshi
Choreography by Alice Gosti
Lee Center for the Arts May 7-18, 2014
Performances run Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Preview: May 7 Opening: May 8

It all starts when 50 brides refuse to marry 50 grooms...At once a battle of the sexes and a poetic meditation on love, Charles Mee's freewheeling and exhilarating riff on Aeschylus’ The Suppliants features brides, blood and body slams. Box Office & Ticket Information: Tickets for theatre productions are $6 for students, $8 for faculty/staff and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Lee Center Box Office or by phone. The box office is open Wednesday-Saturday, 1:30-6 p.m. and one hour prior to every performance.
Lee Center for the Arts: 12th and Marion, (206) 296-2244

Vanitas (Eat, drink and be merry.)
ALICE's performance will be on MAY 31st, 2014.

Thursday, April 17 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Pendulous steaks, rot of berries and blood sausage, pie fights that signal the twilight of the patriarchy, paintings made with L’Oreal hair dye, bleach, soy sauce, Koolaid and hot sauce, candelabra choking on their own corpulence....

photo by Camilla Bernardinetti

photo by Camilla Bernardinetti

Vanitas paintings were a genre of symbolic still life tableuax that peaked in opularity in Northern Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. The imagery served as a sensuous if morbid reminder of the vanity and brevity of life and usually comprised a mashup of fruit (fresh or in stages of decay), flowers, skulls, mold, soap bubbles or smoke. Sometimes lemons were thrown in for good measure, on account of their bitterness. 

For Vanitas, six artists (Brandon Aleson, Jim Demetre, Alice Gosti, Sean McElroy, Anthony Sonnenberg and Sam Whalen) re-imagine and re-image the vanitas, sometimes stretching the concept to the point of exquisite (and messy) slippage.

Join us for refreshments (wine and cake, of course) and a reception on Friday, April 17th at Hedreen Gallery.

Exhibit ends May 31, 2014

JERUSHA + CARLA BENEFIT - March 28th, 2014 8pm - Velocity Dance Center

Our friends Carla Negrete Martínez and Jerusha Johnson have been hit with hardship. Jerusha was recently struck by a car and is dealing with the obstacles that come with such an accident. Please come to a fantastic evening of dance. Special performances by: Ashani Dances, BadmarmarDANCE, Entropy,Redd Legg Dance, Michele Miller, Amy Johnson, Wade Madsen, Alice Gosti + Molly Sides.

Kinetic Thirds at SOIL Gallery
Curated by Interstitial Theatre
3 artists investigate boundaries between performance and video art
Artists: Reilly Sinanan, Anna Czoski, and Alice Gosti
OPENING: March 6th, 6pm-8pm
SOIL Gallery: 112 3rd Ave S, Seattle

performance + video art


Vignettes Love Party
Friday, February 14th 
Doors at 7pm | 8pm - 1am
21+ | $7 
The organizers: Sierra Stinson, Olivia McCausland, Aidan Fitzgerald and Adam Boehmer

Vignettes is pleased to present a
Love Party at Love City Love for all
lovers, ex-lovers and future lovers!

Featuring artwork by:
Anthony Sonnenberg
Alexa Anderson & Estee Clifford
Dakota Gearhart
Derek Erdman
Doug Newman
Erin Frost
Graham Downing
JD Banke
Joe Rudko & Kelly Björk
Kelly O
Klara Glosova
Lindsey Apodaca

Performances by Molly Sides & Alice Gosti (every hour on the hour starting at 8pm)
Giant Parasol & Love Songs by Saskia Delores

Live music by Mrs. Cooper, DJ Res, Wishbeard, and AIRPORT 

There will be a quarrel cocktail bar, lovers photo booth by Patrick Richardson Wrigh,stick-n-poke tattoos by MKNZ and a kissing booth created by Max Kraushaar &Hannah Patterson