Rosanna Gamson’s Dance Theater has created bi-national collaborative projects in Poland and Mexico, and toured in North America since 2000, presented and commissioned by museums, theaters, festivals and alternative performance spaces; including REDCAT.
RGWW is the recipient of six Lester Horton Dance Awards, including a Special Dance Innovator Award to Gamson for her body of work. Past performances have been held by Luckman Theater, Skirball Cultural Center, and Grand Performances in LA; Teatro Raul Flores Canelo de CENART, and UNAM, in Mexico City; and the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto; and PICA’s TBA Festival; the Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago; and the XXth International Hispanic Theater Festival, in Miami, nationally, among many others.
Virtuosic, intimate and volatile dancing is at the center of acclaimed Los Angeles based choreographer Rosanna Gamson’s dance-theater work Still/Restless, which will have it’s world premiere at REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts,Thursday June 2 to Saturday June 4, 2016.
Still/Restless continues Gamson’s kinetic investigation of dream states and the neuroscience and history of dreaming, building on her acclaimed work Still, which was initiated in a collaboration with Lithuanian actor/improviser Petras Lisauskas, and has been presented in-progress at festivals in Vilnius and Siauliai, Lithuania and as part ofREDCAT’s 2014 NOW Festival. Restless is the second section of this full-evening work, and continues Gamson’s investigation beyond the dream state and onto a contemplation of mortality.
Gamson says, “The word “still” invokes both quieting and persistence: the desire to move. The innate and involuntary built-in restlessness of the body persists, even as the range of motion falls away. “
Performed by eight dancers, Still/Restless is a rare wordless, narrator free piece for Gamson, whish is rich with tender and violent movement, explosive athleticism and stunning moments that speak for themselves. The action is set against an eclectic sonic landscape ranging from 17th-century French court composer Marin Marais, to new world post-rock band instrumentals.