Deborah Rosen and Dancers

About Deborah Rosen and Dancers


     Deborah Rosen is a choreographer, dancer, producer, instructor, and movement therapist.  She has been creating her own work since 2006.  As a choreographer, she aims to create dances that are honest, share personal reflection, are intimate, and stem from universal themes.  
     Her first production premiered at the Diavolo Dance Space in Los Angeles, which included her first full length piece, Reflections, an examination of losing a loved one and nurturing the pain that exists through the process of healing. 

     Deborah has also had the opportunity to present her work at the Celebrate Dance Festival, held at the Alex Theater in Glendale, produced by Jamie Nichols. In 2009, she premiered Giunone, Italian for Juno, the goddess of Marriage and Birth, Protectress of Women.  She also premiered, The Space Between, for Celebrate Dance 2011, which was also included in the MixMatch Dance Festival, at the Miles Memorial Playhouse, Santa Monica, August 2011. 

     Deborah was awarded a Durfee Grant in support of The Space Between and her invitation to premiere for Celebrate Dance.

     In August 2009 Deborah co-produced an evening of dance with Alyson Boell, premiering her work S.O.S / Sleeping On Snow. This work is an exploration of finding self confidence and trust, inspired by Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. 

     Deborah also performed and collaborated with Rosanna Gamson / World Wide, Inc. dance/theater company from 1998 – 2005:  Projects include:  Grand, Hope, Flower, Lovesickness, Rita Goes To Hell, Two Views, Again Not Again, and Aura.  Performance venues include:  REDCAT, The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, The Getty Center, Grand Performances, California Plaza, tours to Mexico, Florida, Portland, and Canada.  

     Most recently Deborah Rosen & Dancers have been presenting their newest work Tashlich.  This piece includes six dancers, a live vocalist, and live musician.  Tashlich comes from the Hebrew word meaning "to cast," referring to the intent to cast away our sins.  This tradition is usually performed on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and is customarily performed by a body of water.  In this piece, we are constructing a vigil to commiserate; reflect, acknowledge, heal our relationships, and start anew. 

     Tashlich premiered at ARC / Pasadena in November 2015, and was co-produced with the Pico Union Project, L.A. in Sept 2016.

     Excerpts of Tashlich were performed for the Rubens Rouges / Awakenings & Beginnings Dance Festival, January 2016, and a new section of Tashlich:  Ruach / Mayim, was created for the L.A. Dance Festival, produced by Deborah Brockus in April 2016.

     In September 2017, Deborah Rosen & Dancers co-produced Tashlich with the Pico Union Project during its’ special presentation of Slichot.  

     In February 2017, she performed a duet reflecting on her pregnancy for a shared evening of works with other pregnant women, hosted by Rachel Kauder, for the Women’s Center for Creative Work, L.A.

    Deborah was one of the recipients of the 2017 Inquiry Fellowship hosted by the American Jewish University.

   She is completing a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy w/Trauma emphasis at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena.  She is also pursuing her certificate in Dance/Movement Therapy, through the American Dance Therapy Association and the Center for Movement Education Research.  

     Deborah Rosen & Dancers most recently hosted workshops and presented Tashlich at DeToledo High School in West Hills on September 25, 2017. 

     Deborah Rosen & Dancers just premiered their new creation at ARC Space / Pasadena:

Drifting … A Suite of Dreamscapes, which is inspired by being in the state of somnolence, dreaming, the whispers in our sleep, visions in our dreams, poetry, nature, sleep paralysis, sleepwalking, fears, hopes, and the moonlight.

     Deborah Rosen and Dancers is a by project ensemble group.  Deborah has had the great fortune of working with a group of Artists with varied talents in dance, acting, musical theater, composition, and voice.  The group strives to create dance works combining text, poetry, vocals, song, gesture and movement.  The creative process is always in growing, even as movement phrases and staging are set, the ensemble continuously discovers new moments and meaning as the work expands.

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