By Sean Dorsey Dance
August 4 & 5
|Dates:||Saturday August 4 @ 8:30pm
Sunday August 5 @ 7:00pm
FREE dance workshop
|Location:||Highways Performance Space
1651 18th Street
At 18th Street Arts Center
(½ block north of Olympic Blvd)
Santa Monica, CA 90404 [map]
|Tickets:||$20 general admission
No one turned away for lack of funds
|Information & Reservations:||310-315-1459|
Fresh from sold-out runs in Boston, Miami, Santa Cruz and San Francisco … The Secret History Of Love comes to Los Angeles! DON’T MISS THIS TWO-NIGHTS-ONLY SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT! The weekend includes a FREE transgender- and queer-friendly beginning dance workshop on Sunday (see listing below).
The Secret History Of Love is a powerful new full-length production from award-winning Sean Dorsey Dance (“San Francisco’s Best Dance/Performance Company” – SF Weekly). Through full-bodied dance, theater and storytelling, the show uncovers the ways that queer and transgender people managed to find – and love – each other in decades past. Secret love affairs, the history of outlawing love and the underground ways that transgender and queer people found each other through the decades are revealed in these powerful dances.
The show is based on Dorsey’s national LGBT Elders Oral History Project and archival research. For two years, Dorsey conducted extensive research and recorded oral history interviews with LGBT elders. The voices and real-life stories of these remarkable people come alive onstage.
From 1920s speakeasies to outrageous 1940s love affairs, from police raids to passionate love letters, from Personals to the Internet, the “love that dared not speak its name” emerges from buried history and explodes onstage in these full-bodied dances. Read more about the show…
The Secret History Of Love features a stellar cast of dancers and performers: Juan De La Rosa, Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, Nol Simonse and Shawna Virago. Original music by Jesse Olsen Bay, Storm Miguel Florez, Alex Kelly, Ben Kessler, Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney and Keith Kenniff; Sound Engineering by Laura Dean; Costume Design by Tiffany Amundson; Production Assistance by Emily Paulson.
The Secret History of Love’s Los Angeles Tour is supported by these COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival, L.A. AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Eclectic Stage Productions, Gender Justice Los Angeles, Transgender Leadership Academy.
The Secret History Of Love was created with generous support from the Queer Cultural Center, the Creative Work Fund (a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by generous grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation), the San Francisco Arts Commission, the National Performance Network’s Creation Fund, The Theater Offensive (Boston), Links Hall (Chicago) and The New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation).