THE LOST ART OF DREAMING
We are so glad you’re here.
You are precious and irreplaceable, and
YOU have an important place on this planet and in the Future.
And above all: DREAMING IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT.
Sean Dorsey Dance’s multi-year project THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is an invitation to embrace expansive imagination, reconnect with longing, connect with joy and pleasure, and propel ourselves toward loving Futures.
“luscious, intricate and deeply human dances”
Photo Credit: Lydia Daniller
THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is now on a 10+ city international tour. This full-evening work is a fusion of full-throttle dance, intimate storytelling, intricate costuming and exquisite queer partnering … all performed with Sean Dorsey Dance’s signature technical precision, guts and deep humanity. The world premiere of THE LOST ART OF DREAMING took place November 18-20, 2022 at Z Space (San Francisco).
On Tour in 2023: THE LOST ART OF DREAMING
Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Maui, HI): April 20, 2023
Dance Place (Washington, D.C.): May 14-15, 2023
Reston Community Center (Reston, VA): May 17, 2023
The Yard (Martha’s Vineyard, MA): July 8-9, 2023
7 Stages (Atlanta, GA): September 15-17, 2023
THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is available for national and international tour bookings. The work travels with a robust offering of Sean Dorsey Dance’s signature community-engagement activities. Please contact Managing Director Eric Garcia with booking inquiries.
Community Activities + Online Resources
THE LOST ART OF DREAMING project features free interactive online creative tools (including The Futurist Pledge, The Dictionary Of Joy and Pleasure, Postcards From The Future, and a Spell/Incantation to Dream), a series of dance films, DREAM LABS, and much more! Many of these elements are available at our in-person performances, workshops and touring events.
All performances, tours, and online activities will be announced online: make sure you join our email list to get news and announcements.
THE LOST ART OF DREAMING has been commissioned by American Dance Festival, Dance Place (Washington DC), 7 Stages (Atlanta GA), Velocity Dance Center (Seattle WA), Queer Cultural Center (San Francisco CA), and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival; and developed through residencies with the National Choreography Center in Akron (Akron OH) and Z Space (San Francisco CA).
THE LOST ART OF DREAMING has been awarded support from the commissioners above, and from the California Arts Council, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project – with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network and San Francisco Arts Commission.