Rosalind Masson is a Scottish dance artist, choreographer and teacher. Rosalind was initially awarded £3k to support a rural tour of Mus Ro Faclan Ann (Before Words), a new Gaelic dance performance, influenced by the landscape, language and culture of the Outer Hebrides in particular Uibhist a Deas / South Uist. The piece was on the Touring Network supported programme and is supported by Dancebase and The Workroom. After Rosalind was unsuccessful in her application to Creative Scotland to finish and tour the piece in Scotland, Karl Jay-Lewin and Charlotte Mountford worked with Rosalind to asses her options of bringing the wealth of existing material to the Highlands to engage with the communities that inspired and supported it’s development in its initial stages. Rosalind is undertaking an intensive period of development and sharing throughout April – June, with residencies, sharings and open classes in Glasgow, Findhorn and Uist.
Read a review of her latest work ‘No Man’s Land’ performed at CCA in Glasgow in June 2019.
Rosalind has been dancing, choreographing and teaching professionally for over 13 years in the UK, USA and on mainland Europe. She graduated from LCDS in 2006 and thereafter worked as a freelancer based in Glasgow, but working all over Scotland. In 2008 she completed a Masters Degree from DJCAD in Media Arts. In 2010, she began producing her own choreographic work and has created seven works for stage and gallery spaces as well as multiple works for screen. Between 2012 and 2013, she was Dance Development Officer at Ceòlas in the Outer Hebrides and through support from Dance North is continuing to develop the work she began there. Since 2014, Rosalind worked in Berlin with Laborgras co-creating and performing in four contemporary dance works under the title, “The Renaissance Project” performing in the work of Keith A. Thompson, David Hernandez and Renate Graziadei. In 2016 she moved to Görlitz, Saxony with her partner and young daughter where they are developing a space for visual art, movement research and contemporary performance.