Artistic Director Sean Dorsey is profiled in Dance Magazine’s monthly series “Why I Choreograph,” and breaks new ground with his piece about being a transgender dancemaker.
Dorsey begins, “I love being transgender. It’s an important part of the story of why I choreograph. Although I loved dance from a very young age, I grew up never seeing a single person like me in dance. So how could I imagine a future for myself there?”
Dorsey also writes about how “We all have a deep need to hear our story told and to see ourselves reflected back to us. This is why I choreograph dances rooted in trans and queer experience. I choreograph because my own story is untold–and so I need to dance it into being.”