Free Dance & Self-Expression Workshop for LGBT People & Allies!

August 5 in Santa Monica

Sean Dorsey Dance

Dates: Sunday August 5 @
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Highways Performance Space
1651 18th Street
At 18th Street Arts Center
(½ block north of Olympic Blvd)
Santa Monica, CA 90404 [map]
Price: FREE

This free and super-friendly workshop is led by trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey from San Francisco along with his Company dancers – and will include conversation, cookies and intro/beginner movement/dance. Please join us!

THIS FREE CLASS IS PART OF SEAN DORSEY DANCE’S TOUR TO L.A. — we are performing our show “The Secret History Of Love” on SAT AUG 4 @ 8:30pm and SUN AUG 5 @ 7:00pm. Info: www.seandorseydance.com.

TALK!
* Sean’s company Sean Dorsey Dance is performing their powerful show about LGBT love and history (The Secret History Of Love) this same weekend (Aug 4 & 5: www.highwaysperformance.org).
* Sean will talk about his experience and history as a transperson, how he decided to become a dancer, being the director of a transgender arts nonprofit, and how his unique fusion of dance, storytelling and theater is creating space for transgender and queer bodies and stories in dance.

DANCE!
* Sean and his company dancers will lead us through some basic stretching and dance movement. No experience necessary! This will be super-friendly, non-judgmental, and for ALL levels, including TOTAL beginners!

* We know that transgender and gender-variant people don’t generally feel welcome, safe or comfortable in dance studios or classes…so please know this is truly going to be a super-friendly environment!

* Wear anything that you’re comfortable in – and that you can move around in. Sweatpants, shorts, loose pants, baggy jeans. There will be no touch involved at all, and you can change privately in gender-neutral bathrooms. There will be snacks too!

SEAN DORSEY is an award-winning dancer and choreographer from San Francisco. As one of the nation’s first out transgender modern dance choreographers, Dorsey has won over audiences from San Francisco to New York with his powerful dances that explore transgender and queer experience. Dorsey is passionate about demystifying modern dance and making it not only accessible but RELEVANT to transgender and queer communities. Sean is also the founder and director of Fresh Meat Productions, a San Francisco nonprofit that creates and presents year-round transgender arts programs. www.seandorseydance.comTHIS WORKSHOP IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY:
The L.A. Transgender Film Festival
The L.A. Trans Leadership Academy,
Gender Justice L.A.,
Fresh Meat Productions,
The James Irvine Foundation,
And Highways Performance Space.