Adding to the richness of modern dance, Gesel Mason comes to Washington, D.C. With her co-founder Cheles Rhynes, Mason incorporates Mason/Rhynes Productions (MRP) in 1998[1]. The mission is to provide quality performing arts workshops, residencies, projects, and performances designed to challenge, enlighten and entertain diverse populations.MRP has assisted many minority dance artists in their development. MRP becomes the catalyst for presenting Gesel’s dance works that range from comedic, Black narrative examination to feminists.
Image: Mason performing Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s “Bent”/ Amitava Sarkar/Gesel Mason Performance Projects

[1] “About Us.” Mason/Rhynes Productions. N.p., n.d. Web. <>.