Dancing around race – Cultivating Racial Equity
and Absolute Belonging

Gerald Casel

Gerald Casel © Katherine Helen Fisher
Gerald Casel © Katherine Helen Fisher

20.06.23 — 19:00


Through movement provocations and candid conversations on race and racism, partici-pants will explore systems of power, social position, and how they exist within institu-tions of dance, education, performance, and production. They will examine their dance training and experience, reflecting on the ancestral legacies they hold.

Gerald Casel is a dance artist, equity activator, and antiracist educator. His work provokes questions surrounding colonialism, whiteness and privilege, and the tensions between the invisible/perceived/obvious structures of power. Casel is Professor and Chair of Dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. A graduate of The Juilliard School with an MFA from UW-Milwaukee, he received a “Bessie” Award for sustained achievement. Casel founded Dancing Around Race in 2018.