Gerald Casel

Gerald Casel (he/they) is the artistic director of GERALDCASELDANCE. His choreographic research 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 an Associate Professor of Dance in the Department of Theater Arts and is the Provost of Porter College at UC Santa Cruz. A graduate of The Juilliard School, with an MFA from UW Milwaukee, Casel received a Bessie award for sustained achievement for dancing in the companies of Stephen Petronio, Lar Lubovitch, Stanley Love, among others. His newest work, Not About Race Dance, has been awarded a National Dance Project grant and will be in residence at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography and will premiere at CounterPulse with a forthcoming national tour. Dancing Around Race, a community-engaged participatory practice he founded that examines racial inequity in the Bay Area and beyond, continues to grow.

Mar 29, 2021
Burn Scars