Uncovered: The Diary Project

Choreographed by Sean Dorsey
presented by Fresh Meat Productions & the Queer Cultural Center

Dates: Thursday Jan 29 8pm (sold out)
Friday Jan 30 8pm (sold out)
Saturday Jan 31 8pm (sold out)
Sunday February 1 4pm matinee just added (sold out)
Sunday February 1 8pm (sold out)
Time: All shows at 8pm
Venue: Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street @ Mission, San Francisco [map]
Admission: $15 (reservations recommended)
Advance Tix: www.brownpapertickets.com
Box Office: 415-273-4633

Photo by: Lydia Daniller

Named Best Dance/Performance Company by the SF Weekly, Sean Dorsey Dance returns with a stellar cast of dancers to chase the naked truth in Uncovered: The Diary Project. Using text from actual, real-life diaries, Uncovered‘s powerful dances reveal lives and stories that history has tried to erase. Out spill diary secrets, bathhouse antics, outrageous love, pop idols, misadventures, impossible courage and the importance of documenting and sharing our history.

This highly anticipated concert is the culmination of a year-and-a-half long research process in which Dorsey uncovered and researched diaries of transgender and queer people – from the famous to the unknown. Uncovered features the world premiere of Lou, a suite of dances based on the lifelong journals of Lou Sullivan (1951-1991), a Bay Area transsexual gay man and pioneering activist**; and the story of an imaginary boyhood based on a very real diary. Uncovered offers an evening of full-bodied, powerful dances honoring remarkable life stories.

Uncovered: The Diary Project features an outstanding cast of performers: Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, Juan de la Rosa and Nol Simonse. Original score features music by Storm Florez, Alex Kelly, Ben Kessler and Shawna Virago. Lighting Design by Clyde Sheets; Costume Design by Mark Koss.

Uncovered: The Diary Project was generously commissioned by the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Emerging Choreographer Initiative, the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Queer Cultural Center.

** Over the past year, Dorsey has researched the journals of Lou Sullivan (1951-1991), a transsexual gay man who lived in San Francisco and was a trailblazing activist, organizer and writer. Sullivan broke down countless barriers for transpeople and was literally a friend to hundreds and inspiration to thousands. Before his death, Sullivan bequeathed 30 years of his journals, letters and papers to the GLBT Historical Society in order to leave a companion for other transgender and transsexual people, to educate and open minds, and to ensure that the progress he had struggled a lifetime for would not be lost. To create Lou, Dorsey researched this collection, compiled and distilled 30 years of Sullivan’s journal writings into an original soundscore, and choreographed a suite of dances based on Sullivan’s remarkable journey.

“the most imaginative and intriguing dance artist in the Bay Area” (Bay Area Reporter)
“breathtaking” (San Francisco Bay Guardian)
“exquisite…poignant and important” (BalletTanz)

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