By Gesel Mason
burst! is part of an ongoing investigation by Gesel Mason that seeks to reimagine our identities and create space for individual voices to impact our collective community. Using contemporary dance and movement techniques, burst! is developed as an extension of Mason's project Yes, And. This methodology works to unravel our current perceptions of self and society in search of freedom; the freedom "to find" and to "be found" from a recalibrated place.
The term "burst" can mean many things - bursting with joy, with laughter, with color; or a burst of anger or violence. To "burst" can also be to rupture or to disrupt. This work is one chapter of a larger investigation of this concept, developed in part through Mason's work at the Texas Performing Arts/Fusebox Festival residency program in fall 2020. As time continues to march forward, how do our shared experiences and voices shift? How can we find ourselves amidst this ever-changing landscape? What can we learn from this moment and how do we find our own unique voice while holding space for each other?
February 25-27 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for burst! are available at pay-what-you-can pricing, with a minimum cost of $5.00. Once you have completed your ticket purchase, you will receive an email with additional information regarding your selected performance. Prior to the event, you will receive an access code via email to view the stream. This access code is your virtual "ticket" to the performance. If you experience any issues with your access code or have additional questions regarding ticketing, please contact us here. Please note that your access code will come in a separate email from your donation receipt.
- Discovering a "Methodology of Undoing:" Gesel Mason on Creating burst! - Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog
- Trust the Process in Gesel Mason's burst! - Austin Chronicle
Titles, dates, artists and venues are subject to change.