Sean Dorsey Dance 2021 At-Home Season

April 16-18, 2021
ONLINE +

Tickets: FREE (donations welcome)

Tickets will be available: on this page starting March 16, 2021

Our AT-HOME Season will be streamed on: YouTube

You need to register in advance for a free ticket (so we can send you the link to watch!)

Dates & Times to watch our AT-HOME Season online:

  • Friday April 16 @ 5pm PDT (6pm MDT / 8pm EDT)
  • Saturday April 17 @ 5pm PDT (6pm MDT / 8pm EDT)
  • Sunday April 18: available on-demand all day (6am – midnight PDT)
  • NOTE: the same program will be streamed at all dates

Access: All programs will be held online, and will be Closed-Captioned for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing audiences.

Access questions? Email our Access Coordinator at smf@freshmeatproductions.org

REGISTER FOR FREE TICKETS HERE STARTING MARCH 16

Sean Dorsey Dance brings our 2021 home season INTO YOUR HOME!

We’re inviting you to fly with us into the MULTI-VERSE, as we offer you a CONSTELLATION of treasures from our new multi-year project: THE LOST ART OF DREAMING explores and creates expansive Future for our communities. We’re thrilled to share some of our creative FUTURE DREAMING with you!

Graphic by Gwen Park

Choose one of 3 live screenings (April 16 @ 6:30pm / April 17 @ 2pm / April 17 @ 5:30pm)
OR our all-day on-demand screening on April 18 of our AT-HOME SEASON, when we will

  • cast a SPELL/INCANTATION for Futures full of joy + pleasure + well-being + love + liberation
  • premiere NEW dance films created by Sean Dorsey Dance
  • launch The Dictionary Of Joy And Pleasure
  • invite you to take The Futurist Pledge
  • create a Nourishment Altar
  • invite you to request a Postcard From The Future!

All programs are FREE — but we will be accepting optional donations: 100% of donations will go toward paying our hardworking artists, designers, collaborators and production team!

You must REGISTER IN ADVANCE to watch these programs!

HOW DOES IT WORK?
SEE FAQ’s BELOW

ACCESS QUESTIONS?
SEE BELOW

REGISTER FOR FREE TICKETS HERE STARTING MARCH 16

SOME OF THE HUMANS DREAMING UP ALL THIS MAGIC ARE:

Sean Dorsey Dance dancer/collaborators: Sean Dorsey, Nol Simonse, Raúl Torres-Bonilla and Will Woodward
Original music composed by: Anomie Belle, LD Brown, Frida Ibarra, Alex Kelly, Ben Kessler
Costume design by: Tiffany Amundson
Dance film cinematography by: Annalise Ophelian
Dance film production assistance by: Shawna Virago
Production Director: Eric Garcia
Social Media Director & Access Coordinator: StormMiguel Florez
Online Programs Coordinator: Gwen Park

PLUS! Graphic Designer and Illustrator: Den Legaspi. Commissioned Postcards From The Future visual artists: Art Twink, liminal hymn, TupiliLea E. Arellano and Wriply M. Bennet. Commissioned Dictionary Of Joy And Pleasure contributors: Dena Stanley, Deja “The Lady Deja” Smith, J Mase III, JanpiStar, Lottie Riot, NEVE, Patty Berne, Tamara Ching, Tupili Lea E. Arellano with StormMiguel Florez, and Toby MacNutt.

SEAN DORSEY DANCE’S AT-HOME SEASON INCLUDES:

SPELL/INCANTATION

☆For a sneak peek, you can actually visit this page right NOW … and learn more about THE LOST ART OF DREAMING with our SPELL/INCANTATION.

WATCH OUR DANCE FILMS

☆ We’re thrilled to premiere 8 new gorgeous dance films, filmed by cinematographer Annalise Ophelian and directed/edited by Sean Dorsey.
☆ These dance films will premiere during our AT-HOME Season programs on YouTube. (Note: every program is the SAME: we will screen ALL dance films at EVERY program).

TAKE THE FUTURIST PLEDGE

☆ Calling all Futurists! You will be able to download and sign our gorgeous Futurist Pledge! It’s FREE!
☆ If you REGISTER in advance for your free tickets, we will EMAIL YOU A SPECIAL LINK to this activity the week of our AT-HOME Season!

THE DICTIONARY OF JOY AND PLEASURE

The Dictionary Of Joy And Pleasure is a FREE, interactive online dictionary that offers ideas to give you JOY and PLEASURE, from A to Z!
☆ We awarded Commissions to 10 brilliant trans and gender-nonconforming artist-activists to contribute to our Dictionary: Dena Stanley, Deja “The Lady Deja” Smith, J Mase III, JanpiStar, Lottie Riot, NEVE, Patty Berne, Tamara Ching, Tupili Lea E. Arellano with StormMiguel Florez, and Toby MacNutt.

CREATE A OWN NOURISHMENT ALTAR

☆ Do you feel the need for some NOURISHMENT in your life?
☆ We’ll offer up creative instructions on how you can set up a Nourishment Altar in your space!
☆ If you REGISTER in advance for your free tickets, we will EMAIL YOU A SPECIAL LINK to this activity the week of our AT-HOME Season!

REQUEST A POSTCARD FROM THE FUTURE

☆ You will be able to request a Postcard From The Future
☆ Upon request, we will MAIL YOU a gorgeous full-color postcard featuring original, commissioned art by 4 brilliant trans and gender-nonconforming artists. PLUS your postcard will have a hand-written, personalized message to you from the Future!
☆ We awarded Commissions to 4 exquisitely-talented visual artists to create original artwork for our Postcards From The Future: Art Twink, liminal hymn, Tupili Lea E. Arellano and Wriply M. Bennet.
☆ If you REGISTER in advance for your free tickets, we will EMAIL YOU A SPECIAL LINK to this activity the week of our AT-HOME Season!

ALL OF THESE ACTIVITIES ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR FREE REGISTRATION!

THE LOST ART OF DREAMING has been commissioned by American Dance Festival, Dance Place (Washington DC), 7 Stages (Atlanta GA), Velocity Dance Center (Seattle WA), Queer Cultural Center (San Francisco CA); and developed through residencies with the National Choreography Center in Akron (Akron OH).

THE LOST ART OF DREAMING has been awarded support from the commissioners above, and from the California Arts Council, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network’s Creation Fund and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

SEAN DORSEY DANCE is the resident company of Fresh Meat Productions – learn more about Fresh Meat Productions here.


FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I register for tickets?

  • You will register for free tickets via Eventbrite (link coming soon). Once you register, you will receive information on how to join the event. Plus you will be entered to win a raffle prize!
  • Every program is the SAME, but you are welcome to register for more than one!
  • Once on the Eventbrite page, click on the green “register” button.
  • Choose the program(s) you want free tickets for.
  • You will be able to get tickets for multiple programs, but you can only get tickets for yourself (1 ticket per program). This helps us know how many folks are attending our online AT-HOME Season!

NEED SUPPORT GETTING TICKETS? Email us at production@freshmeatproductions.org

2. How does the online AT-HOME SEASON work?

  • Once you’ve registered for the program(s) you selected, we’ll immediately send you a confirmation email so you know your tickets are all set up.
  • When the time comes, we will email you a link to THAT DAY’s program (see below for info on when videos will become available to you).
  • The Friday and Saturday YouTube Live programs will be viewable on YouTube as a live, online Closed-Captioned video.
  • The Sunday April 18 on demand YouTube program will be viewable anytime that day or night (the link we email you will work anytime that morning, afternoon or night – watch whenever you want to watch! You can also pause and return to it!)

3. What time can I watch these AT-HOME SEASON Programs?

  • Friday April 16 and Saturday April 17 are YouTube LIVE events:
    • On the morning of these programs, we’ll email you a link — all you have to do is open your email and CLICK the link to watch the video at the scheduled event time!
  • Sunday April 18 is an ON-DEMAND video – meaning YOU can choose the time you want to watch it!
    • On the morning of this program, we’ll email you a link — all you have to do is open your email and CLICK the link to watch the video!
    • You can watch the program any time of day: first thing that morning in your pajamas, in the middle of the afternoon, or in the evening!

Access Information

1. No ID Needed

No identification or “legal identification” os ever needed to book tickets to our events!

2. Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing audiences

Our 2021 AT-HOME SEASON programs will all be viewable on YouTube Live or YouTube as an on-demand link, and ALL programs will be entirely Closed-Captioned for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing audiences.

3. Free Online Event

Moving completely online allows us to support community safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, AND to include as many people as possible, such as those who can’t attend in-person or are located internationally.

And this year’s Sean Dorsey Dance AT-HOME SEASON is FREE of charge! We will be accepting optional donations: 100% of donations will go toward paying our hardworking artists, designers, collaborators and production team!