Gesel Mason Performance Projects

Gesel MasonAbout the Artist:
Gesel Mason Performance Projects uses art as a vehicle to encourage compassion and inquiry. Artistic Director Gesel Mason’s distinctive blend of dance, theater, storytelling and humor brings visibility to voices unheard, situations neglected or perspectives considered taboo. Her award winning projects “move her audiences to tears and laughter” (Washington Post). GMPP has been presented by John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Bates Dance Festival, Joyce SoHo, 651 Arts, South Dallas Cultural Center, Painted Bride, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Poland, and the International Association of Blacks in Dance.

Current Projects:

  • Women, Sex, & Desire: Sometimes You Feel Like a Ho, Sometimes You Don’t is a multi-media performance dialogue about how women navigate sex, desire, choice, and perception. Provocative, sensual, amusing, and raw, Women, Sex, & Desire reflects the struggles and pleasures we encounter as sexual beings — whatever our erotic choices may be.
  • Mason’s solo show, NO BOUNDARIES: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers, includes work by Robert Battle, Donald McKayle, Bebe Miller, David Rousséve, Reggie Wilson, Andrea Woods, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. “…a show that should be required viewing for students of dance history.” (New York Times)

Contact Info:
Tour Contact: Gesel Mason
3311 Rhode Island Ave #310
Mt. Rainier, MD  20712

Fee Structure: *

  • Single Performance: (solo) $1,500-$5,000, (group) $5,000 – $12,500
  • Multiple Performances: (solo) $2,500-$7,500, (group) $7,000 – $16,500
  • One-day Residency: (one artist) $1,000-$1,500
  • Multiple-Day Residency: (solo or group) $1,500 – $12,500
  • One-Week Residency: (solo or group) $2,000 – $16,500

* Prices for other structures up to negotiation with presenter.

Artistic Discipline:

  • theater
  • dance
  • multidisciplinary

Special programs available for:

  • Colleges and universities
  • K-12
  • Senior Centers
  • Differently abled populations

1. 2-minute video trailer for Women, Sex, & Desire: Sometimes You Feel Like a Ho, Sometimes You Don’t
2. One-minute video compilation of solo dance performances by Gesel Mason including excerpts from NO BOUNDARIES: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers
3. 1 Thing, 1 Thing, and Oh…1 More Thing

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.