April 16-18, 2021
Tickets: $0+ sliding scale
Tickets available: Tickets will be available HERE starting March 2021
Access: all events will be online, and all video content will be Closed-Captioned
Event type: some events will be on-demand videos, some activities will be self-guided interactive online resources, and we will also offer a Facebook Live watch party!
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As we all continue to shelter in place, Sean Dorsey Dance gets CREATIVE and brings our 2021 home season to… YOUR HOME!
This April, we will bring you.a treasure trove of goodies, all made with love for YOU! All-new dance films, an invitation to take The Futurist Pledge, a Dictionary Of Joy And Pleasure, Postcards from the Future, and so much MORE!
Sean Dorsey Dance’s new multi-year project THE LOST ART OF DREAMING explores and creates expansive Futures for our communities. We’re thrilled to share some of our creative DREAMING with you this March!
Since shelter in place began in March 2020, the members of Sean Dorsey Dance have been rehearsing on Zoom 3 days/week — and we have been dancing, dreaming, writing, working out, sharing conversation. PLUS we’ve planned, created and filmed 8 DANCE FILMS! During this filming, and at ALL times, we are strictly following COVID protocols (all our dance films were filmed outdoors).
At Sean Dorsey Dance's AT-HOME SEASON in April 2021, we will:
☆ premiere NEW dance films created by Sean Dorsey Dance,
☆ launch The Dictionary Of Joy And Pleasure,
☆ invite you to take The Futurist Pledge,
☆ create a Nourishment Altar,
☆ offer you GIFs from the Future, and
☆ invite you to request a Postcard From The Future!
Some of the humans dreaming up all this magic are: dancer-collaborators: Sean Dorsey, Nol Simonse, Raúl Torres-Bonilla and Will Woodward. Original music composed by: Anomie Belle, LD Brown, Frida Ibarra, Alex Kelly, Ben Kessler. Costume design by: Tiffany Amundson. Dance film cinematography by: Annalise Ophelian.
PLUS! Graphic Designer and Illustrator: Den Legaspie. Commissioned visual artists: Art Twink, Marcus Rogers, Tupili Lea Arellano and Wripley Bennet. Commissioned Dictionary contributors: Dena Stanley, Deja “The Lady Deja” Smith, J Mase III, JanpiStar, Luis Gutierrez-Mock, NEVE, Patty Berne, Tamara Ching, Tupili Lea Arellano with StormMiguel Florez, and Toby MacNutt.
OUR 2021 AT-HOME SEASON INCLUDES:
☆ We’re thrilled to premiere 8 new gorgeous dance films, filmed by cinematographer Annalise Ophelian and directed/edited by Sean Dorsey.
THE FUTURIST PLEDGE!
☆ Calling all Futurists! You will be able to download and sign our gorgeous Futurist Pledge! It’s FREE!
THE DICTIONARY OF JOY AND PLEASURE!
☆ The Dictionary Of Joy And Pleasure is a FREE, interactive online dictionary that offers ideas to give you JOY and PLEASURE, from A to Z!
☆ We awarded Commissions to 10 brilliant trans and gender-nonconforming artist-activists to contribute to our Dictionary: Dena Stanley, Deja “The Lady Deja” Smith, J Mase III, JanpiStar, Luis Gutierrez-Mock, NEVE, Patty Berne, Tamara Ching, Tupili Lea Arellano with StormMiguel Florez, and Toby MacNutt.
POSTCARDS FROM THE FUTURE!
☆ You will be able to request a Postcard From The Future!
☆ Upon request, we will MAIL YOU a gorgeous full-color postcard printed with original, commissioned art by 4 brilliant BIPOC trans and gender-nonconforming artists. PLUS your postcard will have a hand-written, personalized message to you from the Future!
☆ We awarded Commissions to 4 exquisitely-talented visual artists to create an original piece of art for us to print on our Postcards From The Future: Art Twink, Marcus Rogers, Tupili Lea Arellano and Wriply Bennet.
☆ We will offer you a new postcard every week! And they will be sent to you for FREE!
CREATE YOUR OWN NOURISHMENT ALTAR!
☆ Do you feel the need for some NOURISHMENT in your life?
☆ We’ll offer up creative instructions on how you can set up a Nourishment Altar in your space!
GIFs FROM THE FUTURE!
☆ Do you want an affirmation that DREAMING IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT? A reminder that JOY is your birthright? Are you hungry for some good news from the FUTURE?
☆ We’re making and offering you a FREE library of downloadable GIFs and images that you can use, share and enjoy!
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 developed through residencies with the National Choreography Center in Akron (Akron OH).
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.