a world premiere and an audience favorite (April 24-26, 2014)
photo by Kegan Marlingphoto by Lydia Daniller
Thursday-Saturday April 24-26, 2014
All shows at 8pm
450 Florida Street b/w 17th & Mariposa, San Francisco 94110 [Map]
$15-25 sliding scale ($10 for seniors 60+)
SAVE THE DATE! Sean Dorsey Dance returns to the San Francisco stage April 24-26, 2014 with an evening of powerful dances: a WORLD PREMIERE excerpt from Dorsey’s new show ‘The Missing Generation’ and an exclusive return engagement of the exquisite Lou from ‘Uncovered: The Diary Project.’ Advance tickets are highly recommended for this three-nights-only event. Performed by Sean Dorsey, Juan De La Rosa, Brian Fisher, and Nol Simonse.
THE MISSING GENERATION – world premiere excerpt: Sean Dorsey Dance is proud to share a sneak peek of its new show: The Missing Generation will explore the contemporary impact of the loss of so much of an entire generation of gay and transgender people to AIDS in the 1980s and 90s. This April 24-26, enjoy a world premiere excerpt that features Sean Dorsey Dance’s acclaimed full-throttle movement, luscious partnering and sumptuous pairing of storytelling and dance. The world premiere of the full show The Missing Generation will take place April 23-26, 2015 before touring cities across the US.
To create The Missing Generation, Dorsey is recording oral history interviews with people in communities across the US. Join our email list for updates and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter!
LOU (from ‘UNCOVERED: THE DIARY PROJECT’): Lou (2009) is a suite of dances based on the lifelong journals of pioneering transgender activist Lou Sullivan (1951-1991). Sullivan was a gay transgender man and a trailblazing activist, writer and organizer who lived and died in San Francisco. Before his death from AIDS complications, Sullivan bequeathed 30 years of his diaries and papers to the San Francisco GLBT Historical Society to leave a companion for other transgender 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, transcribed, compiled and distilled 30 years of Sullivan’s journal writings into an original soundscore, and choreographed a powerful suite of dances based on Sullivan’s remarkable journey. Lou and Uncovered: The Diary Project have toured the US from New York to Los Angeles, and tour to Miami’s Out in the Tropics Festival this June. Read more
Tickets are highly recommended for this event. Buy your tickets TODAY!
The Missing Generation is presented by Fresh Meat Productions and was created with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, 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), Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Queer Cultural Center (San Francisco), Dance Place (Washington DC), 7 Stages (Atlanta) and The Theater Offensive (Boston).
Lou (from ‘Uncovered: The Diary Project’) is presented by Fresh Meat Productions and was created with generous support from 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), James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Queer Cultural Center (San Francisco), Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles).