with special guest Kate Bornstein
July 30-August 2
|Sean Dorsey Dance by Lydia Daniller|
After taking San Francisco by storm with an extended sold-out run, standing ovations and critical praise, Sean Dorsey’s acclaimed Uncovered: The Diary Project is coming to New York! This one-weekend-only New York performance features a collaboration with and world premiere prologue performance by legendary author, playwright and performance artist Kate Bornstein.
Sean Dorsey (trailblazing transgender choreographer and winner of two Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and the Goldie Award for Performance) and a stellar cast of dancers 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.
Kate Bornstein by Anita Khempka
This powerful, highly praised dance theater 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 ‘Lou,’ a suite of dances based on the lifelong journals of Lou Sullivan (1951-1991), a San Francisco transsexual gay man and pioneering activist; and ‘Lost/Found,’ 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 features an outstanding cast of performers: Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, Juan de la Rosa, Nol Simonse and special guest Kate Bornstein. Kate Bornstein is an author, playwright and performance artist whose latest book is “Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives To Suicide For Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws.” Other published works include the ground-breaking books “Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us;” and “My Gender Workbook.” All three books are now taught in over 150 colleges and universities around the world. Kate performs, lectures, and facilitates workshops at college campuses, theaters and performance spaces across North America, Europe, and Australia. Kate is currently working on a memoir – “Kate Bornstein Is A Queer And Pleasant Danger” – due for a 2010 release by Seven Stories Press.