Presented as part of The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series
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Performed by six singer/dancer/actors, Sugar Houses is a one-hour dance theater work that cleverly pulls a deconstructed narrative from “Hansel and Gretel” through the devices and structure of the horror genre, exposing the fairy tale’s historical underpinnings, coded antisemitism, and violent imagery. The work was one of 20 national works selected for a prestigious New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project production grant.
For over two decades, Los Angeles-based RGWW has created provocative dance theater that reflects the complexity of living together in the world today. Sugar Houses continues Gamson’s unique and kinetic investigation of ferocious and virtuosic physicality.
“The choreography and music are gripping, the company is impressive and the uses of mixed-media are meaningful.”
Los Angeles Times
The presentation of Sugar Houseswas made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Production residency funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The creation and performances of Sugar Houses are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; and by the CalArts Faculty Development Fund.