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ROSANNA TAVAREZ/LA DANSA DANSA – Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts
December 8, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST$20.00 - $25.00
Visceral movement is beautifully executed by two performers in Rosanna Tavarez’ visually striking dance theater work inspired by the stamina and spirit of her grandmother, an influential matriarch who was a mother of seven, a street vendor, an immigrant and a fighter. With poetic interviews and movement, they evoke a beloved figure lost to Alzheimer’s.
Rosanna Tavarez has a diverse background as a performer/entertainer and has had the honor of working with Marina Ambramovic, Ryan Heffington, Travis Payne, Tony Michaels and Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide. She also toured with N’SYNC and Jessica Simpson as one-fifth of the girl group Eden’s Crush and covered the Emmys, Grammys and Oscars in addition to hosting her own shows, as a television personality for FOX, E!, TVGuide Network, and Telemundo/NBC.
She was selected to attend the Countertechnique Teacher Training program in 2016, and is now one of seven certified American Countertechnique Teachers. She is on faculty at Studio School and CalState LA and guest teaches throughout the US. Her work has been presented by REDCAT, LA Department of Cultural Affairs, Highways Performance Space, Breaking Ground Dance Festival, LA Dance Festival and Sarasota Contemporary Dance and supported by ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, UCLA Hothouse Residency and Show Box LA.