Gesel Mason Performance Projects (GMPP), is a project based dance company that utilizes art as a vehicle to encourage compassion and inquiry. Artistic Director Gesel Mason uses a distinctive blend of dance, theater, storytelling and humor to bring visibility to voices unheard, situations neglected, or perspectives considered taboo. Her award winning projects are “socially relevant”, “emotionally resonant”, and “impressively executed” (Washington Post).
GMPP will be presenting an excerpt of Women, Sex, & Desire: Sometimes You Feel Like a Ho, Sometimes You Don't, along with a new solo in progress, as part of the Joyce Residency Artist Showcase for APAP.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 AT 4PM* & 7PM * post-showcase chat
Reservations and information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Showcases take place at JOYCE SOHO
155 Mercer Street (between Houston & Prince)
New York, NY 10012
Subway: R to Prince Street;
B/D/F/M to Broadway/Lafayette; 6 to Bleecker
Bus: M1, M5, M6, M21
Women, Sex, & Desire: Sometimes You Feel Like A Ho, Sometimes You Don't was originally commissioned by Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and is a National Performance Network Creation Fund recipient. It began touring May 2011 and has been presented by Dance Place, ProArts Collective, and Dance Umbrella. The New York premiere of Women, Sex, and Desire was created during a residency provided by The Joyce Theater Foundation with major support from The Rockefeller Foundation's NYC Cultural Innovation Fund and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Special support for this presentation at Joyce SoHo has been provided by The New York Community Trust and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
The company’s residencies and workshops engage populations diverse in age, race, class, and physical ability, giving deeper insight and connection to the projects. The company works closely with the presenters and the community to determine what activities will create the most lasting impact. For more information email email@example.com or call 301-887-1078.
Special thanks to our donors of $25 and up! To make a donation click here, and designate your donation to GMPP.
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“Gesel Mason's one-woman show [NO BOUNDARIES] was the sort of performance that in any other realm would enshrine her among a select few standouts…an ambitious, riveting and impressively executed program.” -- Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post,
October 23, 2006
“…her dancing [is] full of quicksilver physical and thematic shifts."
-- Jennifer Dunning,
New York Times
"Gesel Mason understands how to move her audience to tears and laughter. Though trained as a dancer, it's her talents for blending video, text and movement that make her company, Gesel Mason Performance Projects, so engaging to watch.” -- Janet Lynn Roseman, Washington Post
“Mason gave…a jamming solo that climaxed in a handstand with her back arched and her feet dangling above her head.” -- Clare Croft,