Grant Recipient Details

Los Angeles, CA
Project Title
Sugar Houses
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

Sugar Houses, an evening-length dance theater piece by Rosanna Gamson, premieres at REDCAT in 2020. Pulling a deconstructed narrative from Hansel & Gretel and jumpscares from horror movies, the choreography explores ferocious physicality, evoking the grotesquery and violence of fairy tales and the primal bond of siblings. Sugar Houses uses Grimms’ tale and historical texts wrapped in the devices and structure of the horror genre to expose hidden histories, the real-world dynamics of scapegoating, and the complexity and complicity of looking the other way. Responding to the everydayness of hate-fueled incidents in the new normal, Sugar Houses is intentionally low tech and site adaptive.

Estimated Artist Fee: Estimates do not include housing: $15,000/performance; $28,000/week.

Presenter Partners

  • ArtPower (San Diego, CA)
  • OZ Arts (Nashville, TN)
  • The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (Los Angeles, CA)

Tour Coordinator

Cathy Pruzan, Artist Representative
Cathy Pruzan
tel 415-789-5051

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