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THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is
a danced invocation
a loving invitation to
reclaim, remember, re-connect, conjure, co-create and manifest
This is an INCANTATION.
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.
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.
THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is a spell
and as well all know SPELLS can be spoken,
HERE ARE SOME OF THE SPELLS WE WILL CREATE AS WE PURSUE THE LOST ART OF DREAMING
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 make a SHOW (with a sneak-peek at Z Space, San Francisco April 8-10 2022 … and then a WORLD PREMIERE in Fall 2022!).
Then later, we’ll go on TOUR (2022-2024) – and we’ll travel with live performances, along with DREAM LABS and pockets full of spells, rituals, workshops, food and other nourishing goodies to share in community.
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.