All the way from LA comes the Philadelphia debut of GO, an improvisational system created by Rosanna Gamson. GO is a sequential series of exercises and games that help break performers of habits and mannerisms, spark movement invention, and build ensemble and listening skills.
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GO is a physically and mentally demanding practice that allows participants to makesignificant progress in a short amount of time. Using the GO games, performers lose self-consciousness, stop self-criticizing, and find new vocabulary; and the workshop group quickly becomes a working ensemble capable of making group decisions moment to moment. GO games have been performed by Rosanna Gamson/World Wide as stand-alone events in dance and theater festivals in Eastern Europe, and used by other choreographers to create material in their studios. Since its launch in 2017, Gamson has led GO Workshops in Mexico City, Panamá City, Berlin, Lodz, and Los Angeles for dancers, choreographers, actors and directors.
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A native New Yorker, Rosanna Gamson studied composition with Hanya Holm, and Bessie Schonberg, and earned a BFA and MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. 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. Since moving to Los Angeles, Gamson has created eleven evening-length dance theater works as founding Artistic Director of Rosanna Gamson/World Wide (RGWW). Gamson's continuing investigation of improvisation and group-authored performance practices has developed into Gamson's game system GO, which she began teaching internationally in 2017, with workshops next offered in Philadelphia in April, Seoul in July, and Lodz in August. Gamson has served as dramaturge, mentor and consigliere to both young and established choreographers and directors, and actively supports the development of Los Angeles dance through her Terra Nova Choreographic Residency program. Gamson is on faculty teaching composition at CalArts at the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance where she serves as Assistant Dean and Program Director of the MFA in Choreography.