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Our resident dance company Sean Dorsey Dance (SDD) creates, performs and tours original work by Artistic Director Sean Dorsey. Dorsey is an award-winning transgender and queer choreographer, dancer, educator and activist.

Sean Dorsey Dance creates deeply human dance-theater – a powerful fusion of full-throttle dance, intimate storytelling, exquisite queer partnering and theater.

Highly physical, accessible, rooted in story, and danced with precision and guts and deep humanity, Sean Dorsey Dance’s works have been praised as “exquisite…poignant and important” (BalletTanz), “trailblazing” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “evocative, compelling, elegant” (LA Weekly).

Sean Dorsey Dance performs at home in San Francisco, CA USA – and is available for national and international touring and teaching bookings. Sean Dorsey is also available for artistic residencies, teaching residencies, and speaking engagements. SDD additionally leads trans and LGBTQI+ community engagement, and advocates for intersectional Trans justice in Dance.

Learn more about Sean Dorsey Dance, their new project The Lost Art of Dreaming, and upcoming performances, classes and events by visiting our sibling website:

seandorseydance.com

“luscious, intricate and deeply human dances”

(Bay Times)

Artistic Director Sean Dorsey

2020 Doris Duke Artist

Dance/USA Artist Fellow

Sean Dorsey is a San Francisco-based choreographer, dancer, writer, teaching artist and cultural activist. Recognized as the U.S.’ first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Dorsey has toured his work to more than 30 cities across the US and abroad – and taught with his explicitly trans-positive pedagogy in more than 35 cities.

Dorsey is a 2020 Doris Duke Artist and an inaugural Dance/USA Artist Fellow. He has been awarded five Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and the Goldie Award for Performance. In 2009, Dorsey was named in Dance Magazine’s “25 To Watch;” in 2019, he became the first openly-transgender person on the cover of Dance Magazine.

A longtime social practice artist, Dorsey creates his works over 2-3 years in deep relationship with/in community.

Dorsey has been awarded support by the National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, National Performance Network, Dance/USA, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, California Arts Council, Creative Work Fund, Fleishhacker Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation and Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.

Dorsey has been awarded commissions from American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Dance Place (Washington DC), Queer Cultural Center (San Francisco), 7 Stages (Atlanta), Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Maui), Velocity Dance Center (Seattle) Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles), The Theater Offensive (Boston), Links Hall (Chicago), Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission and James Irvine Foundation.

Sean Dorsey Dance’s New Project The Lost Art of Dreaming

Sean Dorsey Dance’s new multi-year project The Lost Art of Dreaming investigates and imagines expansive futures.

The Lost Art of Dreaming will have its world premiere performances November 17-20, 2022 at Z Space (San Francisco, CA), followed by a national tour. The project also features community conversations, dance films, DREAM LABS, Postcards From The Future, The Futurist Pledge, The Dictionary Of Joy & Pleasure … and so much more! Join our email list for updates or visit our sibling website SeanDorseyDance.com for more info.

Photo: Kegan Marling

 awarded
5 ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE AWARDS

“exquisite…poignant and important”
(BalletTanz)

“trailblazing”   
(San Francisco Chronicle)

 “evocative, compelling, elegant”
(LA Weekly)

“epic work … powerful, moving, hilarious”
(Miami Herald)

Our resident dance company Sean Dorsey Dance creates, performs and tours original works by Artistic Director Sean Dorsey, and works with transgender and LGBTQ communities across the US in our education, engagement and advocacy programs.

Sean Dorsey is the founder and Artistic Director of Fresh Meat Productions. He is an award-winning choreographer, dancer, writer and advocate. Recognized as the US’ first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Dorsey has toured his work to 30 cities.

Along with his artistic direction of Sean Dorsey Dance and Fresh Meat Productions, Dorsey has been advocating for trans equity in the dance field for 20 years – and has broken down barriers, shattered assumptions, and created change and opportunity for trans and gender-nonconforming communities. Read more about Sean Dorsey. 

Sean Dorsey Dance’s dances are powerful explorations of human experience. Dorsey’s 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).

Sean Dorsey Dance’s new multi-year project THE LOST ART OF DREAMING will explore expansive Future thinking and imagination. – contact production@freshmeatproductions.org with inquiries:

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THE LOST ART OF DREAMING

Sean Dorsey Dance’s new multi-year project THE LOST ART OF DREAMING will explore expansive Future thinking and imagination. Through movement research, community conversation, online video postcards, DREAM LABS and a world premiere performance at Z Space (San Francisco) in December 2021, the project will challenge longtime fatalistic American constructs that deny our communities the space to dream about our own Futures.

Book Sean Dorsey Dance: contact Production Coordinator Eric Garcia at production@freshmeatproductions.org.

Learn more about Sean Dorsey Dance’s WORKS.

Learn more about Sean Dorsey Dance’s EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT.

Learn more about our TRANSform DANCE PROGRAM.


Visit Sean Dorsey Dance’s website: www.seandorseydance.com