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In 'Tov,' Rosanna Gamson ponders her family history -- and more
In 'Tov,' Rosanna Gamson ponders her family history -- and more

In fall 2005, Rosanna Gamson had one of those jarring, do-or-die career epiphanies as she watched a production by the avant-garde Polish theater company Song of the Goat at UCLA. "The way those performers sang, danced and told a story moved and impressed me to the point where I knew I had to go learn how to do that," she recalls.A Los Angeles-based choreographer with a zest for cross-cultural collaboration and multimedia productions, Gamson wound up traveling twice to Poland and studying with three avant-garde theater companies faithful to the performance techniques created by experimental director Jerzy Grotowski. She also turned to her own family's Polish Jewish roots for inspiration...

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