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Workshop: Dance Theatre

May 25 & June 1
6:00pm – 9:00pm
CultureHub LA
1933 S Broadway Suite 1128 Los Angeles, CA 90007

We will work with body, breath, voice, imagination, rhythm, and search for ways in which the performer can use all these means simultaneously. The goals of the class are to develop a diverse physical language of expression and communication; to work towards a fully integrated performance and to increase the range and versatility of physical performers. The class will include physical training with elements of dance and stage movement, including the basics of working with a partner in space and in contact, mutual attention, body consciousness, group consciousness, and building an ensemble. We will treat the voice as a part of the body and use breathing, speaking, and singing as expressive extensions of our physical investigations. We will use what we can feel, as well as what we can see, to create new range and explore new qualities in moving. Additionally, we will concentrate on seeing and reading performance, discerning the intention of the creator and of the performer, and expanding the palette of strategies each might use to achieve his/her intention.

* * This class is primarily for students at the Seoul Institute of the Arts, Korea but is also open to the general public in Los Angeles. If you are interested in attending please email us at:

About the Teaching Artist:
Rosanna Gamson ( studied composition with Hanya Holm, Bessie Schonberg, and Phyllis Lamhut and earned a BFA and MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts under the chairmanship of Lawrence Rhodes. She performed internationally as a member of Andrew DeGroat & Dancers, and in the dances of Yvonne Rainer, workshop performances of Robert Wilson, and in many others’ dance projects. Additionally, Gamson studied with poets Charles Simic, Louise Glück, and Thomas Lux. Her poetry has been published in a number of literary magazines and journals. Since moving to Los Angeles, Gamson has created nine evening-length dance theater works as Artistic Director of Rosanna Gamson/World Wide (RGWW). Gamson's most recent project, Still Restless premiered in June at REDCAT and will next be presented at El Camino College on March 18, 2017. Gamson's continuing investigation of improvisation and group-authored performance practices was initiated in a collaboration with Lithuanian actor/improvisor Petras Lisauskas, and presented in festivals in Vilnius and Siauliai, Lithuania. Gamson is currently on faculty at CalArts, where she participated in the inaugural session of the Evelyn Sharp Choreographic Residency at the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance.