SPELL / INCANTATION

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THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is

a spell
a danced invocation
a loving invitation to
reclaim, remember, re-connect, conjure, co-create and manifest
OUR BIRTHRIGHT:

A list of purple words are circled by orange concentric rings, and these orange concentric rings are embedded with orange stars. The purple words read: JOY, PLEASURE, WELL-BEING, FREEDOM, LOVE, CONNECTION, LIBERATION.

This is an INCANTATION.

Composite image featuring 4 photographs of 4 Sean Dorsey Dance dancers. Each dancer is pictured from the shoulders up, and their eyes are closed; their mouths are shaped in a gentle almost-smile. From left: Will Woodward is a Black masculine person with short black hair;; he is not wearing a shirt. Nol Simonse is a white masculine person with a shaved head and blonde-brown beard stubble; he wears a black tshirt. Raul Torres-Bonilla is a Puerto Rican masculine person with short brown hair – the top is bleached blonde; he wears a grey v-neck shirt and a silver necklace. Sean Dorsey is a white trans masculine person with short dark brown hair; he wears a dark grey v-neck tshirt.

We [Sean Dorsey Dance and our collaborators] are FUTURISTS.

AND CHANCES ARE, SO ARE YOU.

A “Futurist” is simply someone working for change – someone who wants a different and better outcome for this world: transformative justice, more love, less harm, a healthy planet, the dismantling of white supremacy, unbridled pleasure without guilt, healing, and joyful collective liberation.

FUTURISTS have our eyes on the prize,
and we forge better Futures for each other AS AN ACT OF LOVE.

A dark blue and indigo starry night sky with pink clouds is seen behind the words “WE FORGE BETTER FUTURES FOR EACH OTHER AS AN ACT OF LOVE”.

We FUTURISTS know that change can be JOYFUL.

We FUTURISTS believe our FUTURE can be PLEASURABLE in the making.

We FUTURISTS believe our LIBERATION can be PLEASURABLE in the making.

We use JOY, pleasure and wellness as our guiding star.

If YOU are working for change – through activism, organizing, art or love … in your family or in your community … then you are working for a different and better Future. You are a FUTURIST.

We invite all FUTURISTS and potential FUTURISTS to join us on this multi-year journey … we’ll travel around the Sun several times together to pursue THE LOST ART OF DREAMING.

An image of a dark blue galaxy with a bright yellow sun surrounded by orbiting planets. Each planet is a different bright color and is patterned with stripes and swirls. There are tiny dots of blue stars behind and between the planets. Text over top reads “WE’LL TRAVEL AROUND THE SUN SEVERAL TIMES TOGETHER”

THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is a spell

and as well all know SPELLS can be spoken,

dance,

dreamed,

drawn,

written,

chanted,

signed,

or sung.

Text reads "HERE ARE SOME OF THE SPELLS WE WILL CREATE AS WE PURSUE THE LOST ART OF DREAMING". This text is over top of a purple sky with yellow and pink nebulas and stars.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE SPELLS WE WILL CREATE AS WE PURSUE THE LOST ART OF DREAMING

Sometimes we’ll dance together.
Sometimes we’ll dance for you.

Sometimes we’ll invite other artists to create wonderful things & share them.
Sometimes we’ll invite you to create wonderful things & share them.

We will make DANCE FILMS and share them with you.

We will invite you to SIGN THE FUTURIST PLEDGE.

We will reveal THE DICTIONARY OF JOY AND PLEASURE.

We will mail you POSTCARDS FROM THE FUTURE.

We will offer an invitation to create A NOURISHMENT ALTAR.

We’ll work with/in communities all over in DREAM LABS*
*creative spaces where folks are invited to dance, write, sing, craft and creatively express what it is they most want/dream of for the Future.

We’ll offer you a treasure trove of Joy-affirming, Future-expanding GIFs.

We’ll share a FIRST LOOK of our new dances at our AT-HOME SEASON (online, closed-captioned and FREE: April 16-18, 2021).

We’ll make a SHOW (we will premiere it in San Francisco in Spring 2022).

Then later, we’ll go on TOUR (2022-2024) – and we’ll travel with our show, with DREAM LABS and with pockets full of spells, rituals, workshops, food and other nourishing goodies to share in community.

An image with text. Text reads "TOGETHER WE'LL CREATE". This text is laid over top of a dark purple sky, with streaks made by shooting stars, orange stars in the backgound, and in the foreground a bright pink and purple planet.

Together,

We’ll create solitary, shared and community RITUALS,

We’ll DANCE and sweat and tell stories to each other and ourselves,

We’ll laugh and most likely we will cry too,

We will call in and invoke healing, hoy, well-being, pleasure and liberation.

WILL YOU JOIN US?