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.

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)

THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is performed by a powerhouse ensemble of five trans, queer and gender-non-conforming dancers (Sean Dorsey, Brandon Graham, Héctor Jaime, David Le, Nol Simonse) – with a rich, layered soundscore featuring original and commissioned music.

Performances are followed by an audience lobby experience of our Postcards From The Future and The Futurist Pledge!

Artist-collaborators: Dancer-collaborators: Sean Dorsey, Brandon Graham, Héctor Jaime, David Le, and Nol Simonse. Original music composed by: Jesse Olsen Bay, Anomie Belle, LD Brown, Sean Dorsey, Frida Ibarra, Alex Kelly, Ben Kessler and Kelsey Lu. Costume Designers: Tiffany Amundson, Krystal Harfert and Melissa Castaneda. Technical Director: Emily Paulson. Lighting Designer: Clyde Sheets.


Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles, CA): June 7-8, 2024

Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME): July 19-20, 2024

Middlebury Performing Arts Series (Middlebury, VT): November 15-16, 2024

Utah Presents (Salt Lake City, UT): November 21, 2024


Velocity Dance Center (Seattle, WA) : March 2-5, 2023

Maui Arts & CulturCenter (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 

American Dance Festival (Durham, NC) July 14, 2023

Proud Performing Arts Fest (Stockholm, Sweden):  August 3, 2023

7 Stages (Atlanta, GA):  September 15-17, 2023

Z Space (San Francisco, CA): September 29-October 1, 2023


THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is available for national and international tour bookings. Sean Dorsey Dance tours with a range of powerful community engagement activities.

Please visit our Booking/Touring page to find out where we’re touring to next,
or to learn more about presenting Sean Dorsey Dance.

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.

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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.