At Miami’s Out in the Tropics Festival
By Sean Dorsey DanceFriday June 27, 2014
Named San Francisco’s Best Dance / Performance Company – SF Weekly
Named in the “Top Dances of The Year” – San Francisco Bay Guardian
“breathtaking beauty” – San Francisco Bay Times
“deeply felt, splendidly shaped…aches with beauty and grief” – San Francisco Bay Guardian
“the most imaginative and intriguing dance artist in the Bay Area” – Bay Area Reporter
Friday, June 27, 2014
The Colony Theater (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida).[Map]
$20-25 sliding scalehttp://www.colonytheatremiamibeach.com
Using text from actual, real-life diaries of transgender and queer people, ‘Uncovered’s’ powerful dances reveal lives and stories that history has tried to erase. Out spill diary secrets, devastating truths, bathhouse antics, outrageous love, pop idols, misadventures, great courage and the importance of documenting and sharing LGBT history.
This powerful, highly praised concert is the culmination of a year-and-a-half long research process in which Sean Dorsey uncovered and researched diaries of transgender and queer people – from the famous to the unknown. ‘Uncovered’ features ‘Lou’, a suite of dances based on the lifelong journals of Lou Sullivan (1951-1991), a Bay Area transsexual gay man and pioneering activist; and Lost/Found, the story of an imaginary boyhood based on a very real diary. To create Lou, Dorsey researched, transcribed, compiled and distilled 30 years of Sullivan’s journal writings into an original soundscore, and choreographed a powerful suite of dances based on Sullivan’s remarkable journey. ‘Uncovered’ offers an evening of full-bodied, powerful dances honoring remarkable life stories.
‘Uncovered: The Diary Project’ features an outstanding cast of performers: Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, Juan de la Rosa and Nol Simonse. Original score features music by Storm Florez, Alex Kelly, Ben Kessler and Shawna Virago. Lighting Design by Clyde Sheets; Costume Design by Mark Koss. ‘Uncovered’ was generously commissioned by the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Queer Cultural Center.
Sean Dorsey is an award-winning choreographer and dancer and the founder and Artistic Director of Fresh Meat Productions. Recognized as the nation’s first out transgender choreographer, Dorsey’s acclaimed work is a powerful fusion of dance, storytelling and theater and is creating new space for transgender and queer bodies and stories in modern dance. Read more about Sean Dorsey at www.freshmeatproductions.org.