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 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. Gamson studied with poets Charles Simic, Louise Glück, and Thomas Lux and her poems have 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 RGWW.
ROSANNA GAMSON/WORLD WIDE (RGWW) 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 the Luckman Theater, Skirball Cultural Center, and the Getty Center 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. Our most recent project, Layla Means Night, premiered in 2013 presented by ODC Theater in San Francisco, with plans for a Los Angeles premiere in 2015. Our previous project, Tov, was commissioned by REDCAT and the Myrna Loy Center through the National Performance Network, with additional performances at the Straz Center in Tampa, and in 2012 at the RETRO/PER/SPECTIVES International Theater Festival in Lodz, Poland. In 2013 RGWW returned to Eastern Europe to pursue a collaboration with Petras Lisauskas in Lithuania, and to perform in festivals in Vilnius and Siauliai. RGWW was most recently presented in Los Angeles by REDCAT as part of the NOW Festival, and by Grand Performances.