Thursday October 21, 2021
Sean Dorsey Dance is thrilled that a filmed excerpt of our dance ‘Lou’ (2009) will be streamed as part of the GLBT Historical Society’s online event ‘REUNION’.
To create ‘Lou’, Dorsey researched the lifelong journals of Lou Sullivan (1951-1991), a transsexual gay man who lived and died in San Francisco and was a trailblazing activist, organizer and writer. Sullivan broke down countless barriers for transpeople and was literally a friend to hundreds and inspiration to thousands.
Before his death from AIDS complications in 1991, Sullivan bequeathed 30 years of his journals, letters and papers to the GLBT Historical Society in order to leave a companion for other transgender people, to educate and open minds, and to ensure that the progress he had struggled a lifetime for would not be lost.
To create ‘Lou’, Dorsey researched this collection, compiled and distilled 30 years of Sullivan’s journal writings into an original soundscore, and choreographed a suite of dances based on Sullivan’s remarkable journey.
REUNION will present the heartbreaking/stirring duet ‘Perfect Day’ from ‘Lou,’ featuring dancers Sean Dorsey and Nol Simonse.
Hosted by Sister Roma and Juanita MORE!, Reunion will be an evening of fabulous entertainment, presentations and a heartfelt celebration of LGBTQ history makers.
This Gala event will be virtual, with a broadcast that attendees can watch from home or at a watch party with friends and fellow supporters.