Rosanna Gamson / World Wide
March 25th -29th 1-4pm
Join Rosanna Gamson and the dancers of RGWW in a special 5-day development of new repertory, culminating in a public performance Friday, March 29th at the Electric Lodge. This is an opportunity to enter Rosanna Gamson/World Wide’s unique generative process; dance with your whole self– mind, heart and body; and bring your own work forward with an insightful and inspiring choreographic mentor.
The March Workshop includes technique and repertory classes and the opportunity to perform with the company in excerpts from Layla Means Night, RGWW’s next dance theater project, premiering Fall 2013. Additionally, workshop participants are encouraged to bring in their own short works for discussion and development. These pieces will be considered for inclusion, by invitation, in the culminating performance.
Workshop : Monday March 25th – Friday March 29th 1pm-4pm
All Registration after March 13th – $200 for the week
Drop in’s for technique & rep 1pm-3pm $30 per day
Space is limited !
Performance Friday, March 29th 8:30pm * One Night ONLY !
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@ Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Ave
Venice CA 90291
Refreshments and Conversation to follow.
Please join us for a special preview showing of new material for Layla Means Night and works in progress by performers of RGWW, presented by the Electric Lodge.
Location Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Ave, Venice CA 90291
(1 Block east of Abbot Kinney)
We strongly encourage alternate transport.
Walk, bike, Blue bus #2 or metro #33 or #333
However, we also have free, on site parking.
Rosanna Gamson/World Wide & Blankenship Ballet at Alexandria Present
Layla Means Night
preview & beta test
There is a limited amount of tickets available for Friday & Saturday 7pm Showings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing tickets for these performances
|Friday July 13th, 9pm|
Please join Rosanna Gamson/ World for a special preview performance of LAYLA MEANS NIGHT, an interactive dance theater divertissement inspired by the story of Sheherazade, performed in a labyrinth of tents and illusions assembled within the historic Alexandria Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. A luxurious and immersive experience, LAYLA MEANS NIGHT features food and drink devised and concocted specifically for the event by Chef Ian Hall (Top Chef, The Gorbals), live Persian music by virtuosi Houman Poumehdi & Pirayeh Pourafar, and splendid dancing by a brilliant cast, including former Ailey Principle, André Tyson.
Layla Means Night
by Rosanna Gamson with
music by Houman Poumehdi & Pirayeh Pourafar, Décor by Tony Shayne, costumes by Lilia Lopez, animation by Grace Nyoon Rhee, magic by Adam Blumenthal of Tannen’s Magic, and opulent refreshments by Chef Ilan Hall.
Carin Noland, Paul Outlaw, Andre Tyson, Clementine Gamson Levy, and Eva Grisez
Rachel Butler-Green, Genevieve Carson, Lavinia Findikoglu, Drea Sobke, Rosanna Tavarez, Alexandria Yalj
with Tarren Johnson, Karta Purkh Khalsa, and Kerrie Schroeder
and Valizane Blackman, Paloma Blankenship, Delilah Gamson Levy, Greta Grisez, Franchesca
Manio, Maria Perez, Crystal Rojas, Kate Stockburger, Dayzjah Thomas
and with a special guest appearance by Laganja Estranja.
Please Note: There are only places for 40 guests at each of the four performances; advance purchase is required.
Your admission includes delicious snacks and libations provided throughout the event, take-away treats, and many even more wonderful and entertaining surprises….
ODC Summer Contemporary Workshop
Immerse, invigorate, Investigate
Layla Means Night Audition Workshop with Rosanna Gamson
June 18 – 22, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Tuition: $250. To register, contact the ODC Dance Commons front desk at 415-863-9830 x100.
Join Rosanna Gamson/World Wide as we embark on our newest creation Layla Means Night. Inspired by the framing story of the 1,001 Nights, Layla Means Night is an evening-length, immersive dance theater piece that will premiere in January 2013 in a two-week run at ODC Theater, staged throughout the building. We are seeking dancers to work with the company during the project’s development, to perform with us in January, and potentially, further projects with Rosanna Gamson/World Wide. In particular, we are looking for versatile and imaginative dancers with strong long lines, for rigorous athletic dancing with performance and rehearsal pay. You are welcome to join us for the workshop, but to be considered for casting, dancers must be available from mid-December 2012 through January 2013, and be able to travel.
This Audition Workshop provides you insight into both our process and your own dancing, and gives us a chance to get to know you. You will learn material from Layla Means Night and explore a variety of strategies to build work and unlock your potential. Each session opens with a thorough warm-up led by company member Alexandria Yalj, followed by repertory and further exploration with Artistic Director, Rosanna Gamson.
For more info please visit http://www.odcschool.org/summerworkshops
Spring Development Workshop
March 25th-29th, 2012
At : The Colburn School, 200 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Repertory with Rosanna Gamson as she embarks into her newest creation Layla Means Night – where the movement invention is informed by Sufi calligraphy, which is simultaneously ornamental, talismanic, and full of meaning. Two ideas from Islamic art inspire the composition of Layla Means Night: that design continues beyond the frame – the viewer can see only a small part of an infinite and infinitely complex pattern – and that equal values of positive and negative space confound perception of foreground and background. This dialogue between positive and negative, light and dark, becomes the major metaphor in the piece – day and night infinitely alternating. As the frame shifts, we see a moment, or a thousand and one days and nights entwined.
Each day begins with warm up by company members:
Day One – Modern Dance Technique – Alexandria Yalj
Day Two – Strength & Conditioning – Rachel Butler Green
Day Three – Gyrotonics – Lavina Findikoglu
Day Four – Yoga – Rosanna Tavarez
$40 per session
$100 for all 4 days
*Preregistration is required
LAYLA MEANS NIGHT
Serving up horrific melodrama as dance-theater divertissement, choreographer Rosanna Gamson and her company World Wide take on the tale of Scheherazade, the cunning bride from One Thousand and One Nights whose skills as a storyteller saved her from a murderous husband. Performed to a live score by master musicians Houman Pourmehdi and Pirayeh Pourafar, Layla Means Night employs hyped-up spectacle, 19th century projection techniques,enticements, misdirections and artful games of smoke-and-mirrors, to craft an intricate exploration of violence, complicity and our insatiable desire to be entertained.
The piece will be previewed this Summer in Los Angeles followed by the premiered at ODC Theater in January, 2013. We are currently seeking traditional and contemporary artists from the Los Angeles area to participate in the creation and performance of Layla Means Night. We hope to develop a dialogue that leads to meaningful collaboration between Rosanna Gamson/World Wide and cultural leaders and artists working in the Greater Los Angeles Area, as well as seeking dancers to work with the company during our two week run at ODC.
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LAYLA MEANS NIGHT Promo Video
This video was made possible by The Los Angeles County Arts Commission as apart of Engage: A New Media Intensive
New Original Works Festival:
Layla Means Night (preview)
New Original Works Festival:
Layla Means Night (preview)
Serving up horrific melodrama as dance-theater divertissement, choreographer Rosanna Gamson and her company World Wide take on the tale of Scheherazade, the cunning bride from One Thousand and One Nights whose skills as a storyteller saved her from a murderous husband. Layla Means Night cleverly employs hyped-up spectacle, along with enticements, misdirections and artful games of smoke-and-mirrors, to craft an intricate exploration of violence, complicity and our insatiable desire to be entertained, set to a live score by master musicians Houman Pourmehdi and Pirayeh Pourafar.
“A confident choreographer deploying a full theatrical toolbox of movement, music, words and props…” —Los Angeles Times
8:30pm Thursday, September 15-Saturday 17, 2011
$18 – General Audience
$10 – CalArts Faculty and Staff
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Show Box LA presents
Anatomy Riot #40
in partnership with Blankenship Ballet at Alexandria
Monday , April 11, 2011
For April’s 40th edition of Anatomy Riot, we are going old school and featuring choreographers over 40.
Co-curated by Ilaan Egeland Mazzini and Lionel Popkin, the evening is designed to look where we are going, recognize where we are, and give props to where we’ve been.
Ilaan Egeland Mazzini
tickets $10 at the door ~ no reservations
The Alexandria Hotel
Blankenship Ballet at Alexandria
2nd floor ballroom
501 S. Spring Street
LA, CA 90013