Coffee & Conversation Gerald Casel: Dancing Around Race
Sunday, July 30th @10:30am Björklunden 7590 Boynton Ln, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
Gerald Casel– dance artist, equity activator and antiracist educator-- will lead a community discussion on the ongoing research of race and racism in the institution of dance. Dancing Around Race is an open and honest conversation--a reflection on systems of power and social position in training, performance, and production, to encourage radical transformation in the field of dance. Coffee & Conversation welcomes artists, allies, advocates and all!
Gerald Casel(he/they/siya) is a dance artist, equity activator, and antiracist educator. As director of GERALDCASELDANCE, his choreographic work complicates and provokes questions surrounding colonialism, collective cultural amnesia, whiteness and privilege, and the tensions between the invisible/perceived/obvious structures of power. Casel is Professor and Chair of the Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has previously been a faculty member at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, California State University Long Beach, and UC Santa Cruz where he also served as the Provost of Porter College. A graduate of The Juilliard School with an MFA from UW-Milwaukee, they received a New York Dance and Performance Award “Bessie” for sustained achievement dancing in the companies of Stephen Petronio, Michael Clark, Stanley Love, Zvi Gotheiner, Sungsoo Ahn, and The Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Casel founded Dancing Around Race, an ongoing community engaged-participatory process that interrogates systemic racial inequity in 2018 and continues to expand its depth and reach. www.geraldcasel.com