“A powerful blend of utterly gut-wrenching storytelling and sophisticated movement.”
(SF Weekly)

“Heartbreakingly beautiful – a dance portrait of contemporary LGBT history that is profoundly relevant to all generations.”
(SF Bay Times)

“gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, and spirit-lifting”
(Portland Sun Journal)

(New York NY)

Dates: Wed, June 20; Fri June 22; Sat June 23
Times: Wed @ 7:30pm; Fri @ 8pm; Sat @ 2pm
Venue: The Joyce Theater
175 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Tickets: Tickets start at $10!
Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online here

THE MISSING GENERATION’S New York Premiere – presented by The Joyce Theater! With these performances, Sean Dorsey will become the first US transgender artist ever presented by the Joyce Theater.

THE MISSING GENERATION is a powerful dance-theater work that gives voice to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. The show is a love letter to a forgotten generation of transgender and LGBTQ survivors – people who witnessed and experienced the loss of part of an entire generation to AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s.

Sean Dorsey created the work over a 2-year period after recording 75 hours of oral history interviews with transgender and LGBTQ survivors of the early AIDS epidemic, conducting extensive archival research, and hosting LGBTQ Community Residencies in 6 cities across the US. Read more about “Sean Dorsey’s THE MISSING GENERATION LGBT/AIDS Oral History Project”.

THE MISSING GENERATION features full-throttle dance, luscious partnering, intimate storytelling and theater – performed by Dorsey’s stellar, multi-generational ensemble of dancers: Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, ArVejon Jones and Nol Simonse. Sean Dorsey is an award-winning transgender and queer choreographer who has toured his work to 25 cities across the US.

Dorsey created a lush multi-layered soundscore featuring the voices and remarkable real-life stories recorded in these oral history interviews, Dorsey’s own writing, and original music from a stellar team of composers: Alex Kelly, Jesse Olsen Bay, Ben Kessler, and Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney.

From 2015-2017, THE MISSING GENERATION will tour to 20 cities across the US during week-long Community Residencies that will feature community conversations; master classes; free trans-friendly dance workshops; “Dance Your Story” self-expression workshops for LGBTQ people and people living with HIV/AIDS; and other custom-designed residency activities.

To get tour dates, check out Tour Info below, or visit our Calendar Page to learn about our upcoming tours and Community Residencies. Join our email list to receive upcoming news about our performances, tours and teaching.

Contact Sean Dorsey Dance’s General Manager at with booking, teaching and residency inquiries.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation toward this groundbreaking project, please contact our Production Coordinator: or make a donation online.

THE MISSING GENERATION was created with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Performance Network, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Queer Cultural Center (San Francisco), Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston), Dance Place (Washington DC), 7 Stages (Atlanta), The Theater Offensive (Boston), and generous individual donors.

THE MISSING GENERATION – Community Sponsors:
The GLBT Historical Society, TGI Justice Project (TGIJP), The Shanti Project, Openhouse, National AIDS Memorial Grove, Bay Area Young Positives, Inc., San Francisco AIDS FoundationLavender Youth Recreation & Information Center (LYRIC)​


THE MISSING GENERATION is available for tour bookings through 2018: tours include a range of Community Engagement Residency activities. Contact us with booking inquiries. Follow us as we tour: Join our email list

Bates Dance Festival
(Lewiston, ME)
July 16 & 18, 2015
Schaeffer Theater (7:30pm)

June 26-July 17, 2015
Dorsey teaches daily classes
Young Auditorium
(Whitewater, WI)
October 11-14, 2015
The Theater Offensive
(Boston, MA)
October 22-25, 2015
7 Stages
(Atlanta, GA)
February 1-7, 2016
Dance Place
(Washington DC)
March 28-April 3, 2016
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
(Pittsburgh, PA)
April 4-10, 2016
Z Space - SDD Home Season
(San Francisco, CA)
May 5-7, 2016
Highways Performance Space
(Santa Monica, CA)
May 27-28, 2016
UVIC Farquhar Auditorium Theater
(Victoria BC, Canada)
July 8, 2016
Hammer Theater
(San Jose, CA)
October 8, 2016
Reed College
(Portland, OR)
February 15-17, 2017
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
(Maui, HI)
March 2, 2017
American Dance Festival
(Durham, NC)
July 5-6, 2017
Bates College
(Lewiston, ME)
October 14, 2017
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
(Burlington, VT)
October 20, 2017
Velocity Dance Center
(Seattle, WA)
May 3-6, 2018
The Joyce Theater
(New York, NY)
June 20-23, 2018
Walton Arts Center (Fayetteville, AR)January 23, 2020
Additional cities and dates to be announced...