SPELL/DREAM is the third in a series of Video Postcards created by Sean Dorsey Dance
as part of our multi-year project The Lost Art Of Dreaming.
The Lost Art Of Dreaming investigates and creates expansive Futures.
More video postcards will premiere at Sean Dorsey Dance’s AT-HOME Season (online, April 16-18).
Learn more at seandorseydance.com
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SPELL / DREAM is performed by: Will Woodward
Movement created by: Sean Dorsey Dance (Sean Dorsey, Nol Simonse, Raul Torres-Bonilla, Will Woodward)
Original music composed/ performed/ recorded/ mixed by: Ben Kessler
Costume Designer: Tiffany Amundson
Filmed by: Annalise Ophelian
Production Assistant: Shawna Virago
THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is
a danced invocation
a loving invitation to
reclaim, remember, re-connect, conjure, co-create and manifest OUR BIRTHRIGHT:
…This is an INCANTATION.
We [Sean Dorsey Dance and our collaborators] are FUTURISTS.
AND CHANCES ARE, SO ARE YOU.
A “Futurist” is simply someone working for change – someone who wants a different and better outcome for this world: transformative justice, more love, less harm, a healthy planet, the dismantling of white supremacy, unbridled pleasure without guilt, healing, and joyful collective liberation.
FUTURISTS have our eye on the prize,
and we forge better Futures for each other AS AN ACT OF LOVE.
We FUTURISTS know that change can be JOYFUL.
We FUTURISTS believe our FUTURE can be PLEASURABLE in the making.
We FUTURISTS believe our LIBERATION can be PLEASURABLE in the making.
We use JOY, pleasure and wellness as our guiding star.
If YOU are working for change – through activism, organizing, art or love … in your family or in your community … then you are working for a different and better Future. You are a FUTURIST.
We invite all FUTURISTS and potential FUTURISTS to join us on this multi-year journey … we’ll travel around the Sun several times together to pursue THE LOST ART OF DREAMING.
Sometimes we’ll dance together.
Sometimes we’ll dance for you.
Sometimes we’ll invite other artists to create wonderful things & share them.
Sometimes we’ll invite YOU to create wonderful things & share them.
We will make DANCE FILMS and share them with you.
We will invite you to SIGN THE FUTURIST PLEDGE.
We will reveal THE DICTIONARY OF JOY AND PLEASURE.
We will mail you POSTCARDS FROM THE FUTURE.
We will offer an invitation to create A NOURISHMENT ALTAR.
We’ll work with/in communities all over in DREAM LABS*
*creative spaces where folks are invited to dance, write, sing, craft and creatively express what it is they most want/dream of for the Future.
We’ll make a SHOW (we will premiere it in San Francisco in Spring 2022).
Then later, we’ll go on TOUR (2022-2024) – and we’ll travel with our show, with DREAM LABS and with pockets full of spells, rituals, workshops, food and other nourishing goodies to share in community.
WILL YOU JOIN US?