THE SECRET HISTORY OF LOVE – Santa Cruz

Sean Dorsey Dance

Dates: Saturday, May 5, 2012
Location: Porter/ Kresge Dining Hall
University of California Santa Cruz
1156 High Street,
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 [map]
Doors Open at: 7:00pm
Event at: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Website for info: http://www.facebook.com/events/151245504996649

 

The Secret History Of Love is a new full-length production from award-winning Sean Dorsey Dance (named “San Francisco’s Best Dance/Performance Company” – SF Weekly). Through full-bodied dance, theater and storytelling, the show uncovers the ways that queer and transgender people managed to find – and love – each other in decades past. Secret love affairs, the history of outlawing love and the underground ways that transgender and queer people found each other through the decades are revealed in these powerful dances.

The show is the culmination of a two-year community research process, in which Dorsey conducted extensive archival research and recorded oral history interviews with LGBTQ elders. From 1920s speakeasies to outrageous 1940s love affairs, from police raids to passionate love letters, from Personals to the Internet, the “love that dared not speak its name” emerges from buried history and explodes onstage in these full-bodied dances. Read more about the show…

The Secret History Of Love features a stellar cast of dancers and performers: Juan De La Rosa, Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, NolSimonse and Shawna Virago. Original music by Jesse Olsen Bay, Alex Kelly, Ben Kessler, Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney and Keith Kenniff; Sound Engineering by Laura Dean; Lighting Design by Clyde Sheets; Costume Design by Tiffany Amundson; Production Assistance by Marisa Mariscotti.

Tours are currently scheduled in Boston, Miami, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Chicago, Whitewater Wisconsin, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Chico, San Jose and Claremont. We welcome your inquiries for tour bookings during the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons.

The Secret History Of Love is being created with generous support from the Queer Cultural Center, the Creative Work Fund (a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by generous grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation), the San Francisco Arts Commission, the National Performance Network’s Creation Fund, The Theater Offensive (Boston), Links Hall (Chicago) and The New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation).