THE LOST ART OF DREAMING
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”(Bay Times)
Photo Credit: Lydia Daniller
THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is available for tour bookings and residencies starting in January 2023. The work tours with 6 dancer-collaborators and 2 tech and support staff.
Sean Dorsey Dance’s Tour Residencies are dynamic, brimming with unique and powerful opportunities to engage local trans, queer and LGBTQI2S+ communities with a custom-built residency that can include:
- Post-show Q&A’s and/or Artist Talks
- Trans-supportive community dance workshops
- Master Classes
- DREAM LABS (free Future-oriented creative workshops)
- Community Partnerships
- University/school visits, lectures and guest classes
- Public lectures
- Community panels
- #TRANSformDance: meetings with local dance venues, service organizations, companies, and dance departments to learn, discuss and strategize around policy, program and facility changes to support local trans and gender-nonconforming dancers, students, audiences and communities.
Community Activities + 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 touring performances, workshops and events.
The project tours with hard copies of The Futurist Pledge and Postcards From The Future, which are available for audiences and workshop participants.
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.