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 ten evening-length dance theater works as Artistic Director of Rosanna Gamson/World Wide.
ROSANNA GAMSON/WORLD WIDE (RGWW) has created bi-national collaborative projects in Poland, Lithuania, and Mexico and toured in North America since 2000, and in Europe since 2012. Gamson's work has been presented and commissioned by museums, theaters, festivals and alternative performance spaces including REDCAT, the Getty Center, Skirball Cultural Center, and Grand Performances in Los Angeles; Teatro Raul Flores Canelo de CENART, and UNAM, in Mexico City, the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, and the RETRO/PER/SPECTIVES International Theater Festival in Lodz, Poland among many others. RGWW is the recipient of six Lester Horton Dance Awards, including a Special Dance Innovator Award to Gamson for her body of work. RGWW's touring and travel support includes awards from National Dance Project, National Performance Network, LA DCA’s Cultural Exchange International, Contacto Cultural and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. Gamson's most recent project, Still/Restless premiered at REDCAT in 2016, with further performances in Los Angeles and on tour in 2017. For more information: rosannagamsonworldwide.org