Rosanna Gamson/World Wide

Rosanna Gamson/World Wide: Tov

Gamson has a purpose beyond herself, a choreographic design that supports her humanistic worldview.” LA Weekly

“A distinctive magic-carpet ride.” LA Weekly

World premiere
The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series

Deftly weaving together intense physical movement, spoken word, vocal music, and the “theater laboratory” ensemble techniques originated by Jerzy Grotowski, Rosanna Gamson stages a profusely evocative dance drama around the story of the tarpan—an extinct species of Eurasian wild horse that was genetically “reassembled” in the 1930s through back-breeding of domestic horses. The Los Angeles choreographer braids this allegory of regeneration with reflections on the history of her own Polish-Jewish ancestors, horse traders from Szczecin, and the fate of Polish Jewry. Tov takes its title from “Gamzu l’tovah” (“This too is for the good”), a favorite saying of one of Gamson’s forebears, Talmudic scholar Nachum ish Gamzu, who found God’s hand even in tragedy. The full-evening work features a cast of eight American and Polish performers, with text spoken and sung in Hebrew, Polish, English and German.

With sponsorship from Vodka Sobieski.

Funded in part with generous support from Judith O. and Robert E. Rubin and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Tov is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by REDCAT in partnership with Myrna Loy Center for the Performing and Media Arts, and NPN. Major contributors of NPN are the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, MetLife Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: http://www.npnweb.org/programs/creation-fund/.

Associated Images: 

Date/TimeGSTCA
THUR 3/18
8:30 pm
$20$16$10
FRI 3/19
8:30 pm
$20$16$10
SAT 3/20
8:30 pm
$25$20$12
SUN 3/21
3:00 pm
$25$20$12
WED 3/24
8:30 pm
$20$16$10
THUR 3/25
8:30 pm
$20$16$10
FRI 3/26
8:30 pm
$20$16$10
SAT 3/27
8:30 pm
$25$20$12

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff