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Dancers We Lost: Honoring Performers Lost to HIV/AIDS
May 6, 2016 - June 18, 2016
Curated by Glenne McElhinney
The Dancers We Lost exhibition is the visual component of a large history project honoring and documenting the lives and dance careers of a talented group of young performers who did not get the chance to do it for themselves.
Facebook: Dancers We Lost
Opening Reception: Friday, May 27 / 7 – 8.30pm
About the Curator:
Community historian Glenne McElhinney is the founder of Impact Stories, a California based history project that uses oral histories, documentary films and exhibits to make LGBT/Ally history come alive for all types of audiences with a special focus on engaging younger viewers and participants. She was born in Oakland and raised in the East Bay and SF Peninsula. Glenne marched in her first San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade in 1976 and was completely smitten. In 1982 representing San Francisco, she was a founding member of InterPride, the international association of pride organizations. Since 2008 Glenne has presented California LGBT history at film festivals, conferences, youth groups, universities, libraries, and museums. Dancers We Lost is her newest project that she has been researching to add to the scholarship documenting the lives and contributions of performers lost to HIV/AIDS.