About Gesel

Gesel Mason is Artistic Director for Gesel Mason Performance Projects and an Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Boulder. She was a member of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and Ralph Lemon/Cross Performance Projects. Her solo performance project, NO BOUNDARIES: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers, features the work of Robert Battle, Rennie Harris, Dianne McIntyre, Donald McKayle, Bebe Miller, David Roussève, Reggie Wilson, Andrea E. Woods Valdéz, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. NO BOUNDARIES recently received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to support the live final performance in April 2018 at the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn with a new commission by Kyle Abraham. Mason’s most recent choreographic project, antithesis, collides the genres, bodies, and cultures of postmodern and erotic dance in order to challenge how female sexuality is perceived, performed and (re)presented. antithesis is a 2015 Map Fund recipient. Mason was one of six dance artists chosen to be a 2018 Rauschenburg Artist in Residence and, in 2011, was one of six choreographers selected by the Joyce Theater for a Rockefeller Residency Initiative. Her work has been commissioned by the American Dance Festival, John F. Kennedy Center, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and numerous colleges and universities. For more information visit www.geselmason.com