Washington, DC
Project Title
Yes, And
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Presentation Grant
Grant Amount

Yes, And is a collection of performance experiments that place an expanded vision of Black womanhood at the center of its creative process. It takes an iterative approach to performance informed by the creative expertise and lived experiences of Black women (cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming.) Yes, And asks: “Who would you be and what would you do if, as a Black woman, you had nothing to worry about? What would you create and how might you be in community with others?” These questions catalyze a methodology of undoing and re-imagining that offers participants and witnesses the freedom “to find” and to “be found” from this recalibrated place.

Performances will take place at Hillwood Estates https://hillwoodmuseum.org/. Performance dates are July 14-16, 2022.

Gesel will be in residency May 17 -23, June 6-12, 2022 and July 5-18, 2022