THE LOST ART OF DREAMING

by Sean Dorsey Dance

Pictured: Will Woodward, Nol Simonse, Raúl Torres-Bonilla, Sean Dorsey

Sean Dorsey Dance’s new multi-year project THE LOST ART OF DREAMING will explore expansive Future thinking and imagination.

Through movement research, community conversation, online video postcards, DREAM LABS and a world premiere performance at Z Space (San Francisco) in December 2021, the project will challenge longtime fatalistic American constructs that deny our communities the space to dream about our own Futures.

DREAMING IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT

THE LOST ART OF DREAMING project has changed in scale and scope since COVID-19 hit our communities: we have expanded the project in both scale and duration, and we have converted all activities for now to be online/video/on Zoom during shelter-in-place (for the safety of our collaborators and our communities).

THE LOST ART OF DREAMING project will include:

  • Movement research, conversation and writing explorations by the members of Sean Dorsey Dance in our rehearsals (on Zoom right now and until it is completely safe to meet in person);
  • Video postcards created by the members of Sean Dorsey Dance (SDD) to share online and in community;
  • Free online DREAM LABS: creative exploration and workshop spaces where participants are invited and supported to move/dance/write/sing/creatively express what it is they want and DREAM of for their lives, their bodies, their communities;
  • Free online videos created by collaborating artists;
  • Once it is completely safe to return to in-person rehearsals, Sean Dorsey Dance will create a new evening-length work: THE LOST ART OF DREAMING will feature full-throttle movement, grand-scale costuming, luscious queer partnering and live storytelling. The work is estimated to premiere at Z Space (San Francisco) in December 2021.
  • THE LOST ART OF DREAMING will then tour to 12+ cities – bringing performances, free DREAM LABS, free trans-supportive dance workshops and community conversations as we travel.

Pictured: Will Woodward [front], Nol Simonse [back]; Photo by Lydia Daniller; NOTE: this image was photographed before shelter-in-place.

THE LOST ART OF DREAMING

collaborators:

SEAN DORSEY DANCE:
Sean Dorsey, Nol Simonse, Raúl Torres-Bonilla and Will Woodward

MUSIC COMPOSED BY:
Anomie Belle, LD Brown, Frida Ibarra, Alex Kelly, Ben Kessler

COSTUME DESIGN BY:
Tiffany Amundson

TECHNICAL DIRECTION BY:
Emily Paulson

LIGHTING DESIGN BY:
Clyde Sheets

 

 

 

 

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 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 will be developed in a virtual residency 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, National Performance Network and San Francisco Arts Commission.