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SEAN DORSEY DANCE – The Missing Generation
May 27, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT$15 – $20
As part of Highways’ BEHOLD Festival 2016, The Missing Generation gives voice to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. This powerful show is a love letter to a forgotten generation of survivors – those who witnessed and experienced the loss of part of an entire generation of gay and transgender people to AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s.
The Missing Generation features full-throttle dancing, luscious partnering, intimate storytelling and physical theater, and is danced with guts and precision and deep humanity. Sean Dorsey is an award-winning transgender choreographer who has toured his work to 25 cities across the US.
Dorsey created The Missing Generation over a 2-year period by traveling the US and recording oral history interviews with longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. These remarkable real-life stories are featured in a lush, multi-layered soundscore that includes original music by a stellar team of composers. Read more about “THE MISSING GENERATION LGBT/AIDS Oral History Project.”
The Missing Generation is performed by Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, ArVejon Jones and Nol Simonse. Don’t miss Sean Dorsey Dance‘s return to Highways as part of their 20-city tour!
Friday + Saturday, May 27 + 28 @ 8.30pm
$20 general admission / $15 members, students, seniors
The presentation of The Missing Generation was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
“A powerful blend of utterly gut-wrenching storytelling and sophisticated movement.”
“Heartbreakingly beautiful – a dance portrait of contemporary LGBT history that is profoundly relevant to all generations.”
(SF Bay Times)
“gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, and spirit-lifting”
(Portland Sun Journal)
Sean Dorsey is an award-winning San Francisco-based choreographer, dancer and writer. As the US’ first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Dorsey has won audiences and accolades from San Francisco to New York with his powerful dance-theater.
Dorsey was named in Dance Magazine’s 25 To Watch and named “San Francisco’s Best Dance Company” (SF Weekly). He has been awarded three Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and the Goldie Award for Performance. Recently, he was named in American Theater Magazine as a Top Theater Artist To Watch.
Dorsey’s dances are powerful explorations of human experience. His works are a fusion of full-throttle dance, luscious partnering, intimate storytelling and theater. Highly physical, accessible, rooted in story, and danced with precision and guts and deep humanity, Dorsey’s works have been praised as “exquisite…poignant and important” (BalletTanz), “trailblazing” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “evocative, compelling, elegant” (LA Weekly). Dorsey has toured his work to more than 25 US cities.