Gesel Mason’s “How to Watch a Modern Dance Concert”

Posted on June 10, 2011


I had the chance to see Gesel Mason perform live at the American College Dance Festival in Moscow, Idaho this past year. The entire festival started out with this piece called “How to Watch a Modern Dance Concert” which was absolutely the best thing to see before watching countless hours of modern dance throughout a three day period.

It would be awesome to see this piece set specifically for the camera because while the following video footage is still great, it lost a bit of the facial theatrics involved. Be sure and watch it and share it with any friends who may be watching a modern dance concert in the near future. I would also reccoment it to those who have seen a lot of this dance form, but still don’t understand what it’s all about. The piece is awesome because it highlights important figures in dance history such as Alvin Ailey and Isadora Duncan as well as idea that modern dance can mean so many different things. Gesel Mason is brilliant and I encourage you to check out some of the other work that she has uploaded to her YouTube channel or if you have the chance, watch her live!

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