THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is a new full-length dance-theater production by Sean Dorsey Dance – these powerful dances investigate and imagine expansive Futures for our communities. The 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 LOST ART OF DREAMING is available for national and international tour bookings starting December 2022 until December 2024. THE LOST ART OF DREAMING premieres in San Francisco November 17-20, 2022, and then launches its national tour. Please contact Managing Director Eric Garcia with booking inquiries.

Four dancers on a dark stage with arms raised

“luscious, intricate and deeply human dances”

(Bay Times)

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:

  • Performances
  • 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
  • Lec-dems
  • 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.

THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is an invitation to reclaim, remember, connect, conjure, co-create and manifest OUR BIRTHRIGHT:

Joy, Pleasure, Well-Being, Freedom, Love, Connection, Liberation

Some of the humans collaborating to create all this magic are: dancer-collaborators: Sean Dorsey, Héctor Jaime, and Nol Simonse. Original music composed by: Anomie Belle, LD Brown, Frida Ibarra, Alex Kelly, and Ben Kessler. Costume design by: Tiffany Amundson. Wardrobe Supervision: Krystal Harfert. Technical Director: Emily Paulson. Lighting Designer: Clyde Sheets.

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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.

SEAN DORSEY DANCE is the resident company of Fresh Meat Productions – learn more about Fresh Meat Productions here.