Tickets are now on sale for “The Secret History Of Love”!

Sean Dorsey Dance returns to San Francisco March 28-31, 2013

Sean Dorsey Dance

“an epic work … powerful, moving, hilarious”
(Miami Herald)
“evocative, compelling, elegant”
(Los Angeles Weekly)
“trailblazing … powerful”
(Boston Bay Windows)
“poignant…heartbreak and eloquence”
(San Francisco Chronicle)
“wonderfully imaginative and powerful”
(The Advocate)
“inspired…charming, chilling, heart-rending”
(Miami Sun Post)


Thursday March 28 (8pm)
Friday March 29 (8pm)
Saturday March 30 (4pm and 8pm)
Sunday March 31 (4pm and 8pm)


Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street @ Mission Street, San Francisco [map]


$15-25 sliding scale (advance tickets recommended)
$10 Saturday 4pm matinee

SIX SHOWS ONLY! After sold-out audiences and standing ovations in San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and Whitewater, The Secret History Of Love continues its 20-city national tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the award-winning work of Sean Dorsey Dance. Follow us as we tour: Join our email list or contact us with booking inquiries.

The Secret History Of Love reveals the underground ways that LGBT people managed to survive and love each other in decades past. 1920’s speakeasies, wartime love affairs, police raids andsteamy underground cabarets explode onstage in this powerful work by transgender trailblazer Sean Dorsey.

Dorsey created The Secret History Of Love through a 2-year LGBT Elders Oral History Project. The Secret History Of Love features the voices and life stories Dorsey recorded in these oral history interviews – along with powerful, moving and hilarious episodes from the LGBT community’s remarkable history of finding love and community, against enormous odds.

The Secret History Of Love features full-throttle dancing, riveting storytelling, luscious partnering and first-hand tales of tremendous risk, passionate love, impossible courage, heart-breaking loss, and bold resistance –revealing the great resiliency and strength of the human heart … even in the face of great danger and devastating violence.

The Secret History Of Love features a stellar cast of performers:Sean Dorsey, Juan De La Rosa, Brian Fisher, Nol Simonse and special musical guest Shawna Virago.

Dorsey says, “These stories belong to all of us, this is American history – everyone can relate to these profound, moving stories of love and perseverance.”

“the most imaginative and intriguing dance artist in the Bay Area” (Bay Area Reporter)
“exquisite…poignant and important” (BalletTanz)

The Secret History Of Love features original music by Jesse Olson Bay, Storm Miguel Florez, Alex Kelly, Ben Kessler, Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney and Ramon and Jessica. Lighting Design: Clyde Sheets. Costume Design:Tiffany Amundson. Sound Engineering and Mixing: Laura Dean. Technical Direction: Emily Paulson.

The Secret History Of Love is available for tour bookings in 2013, 2014 and 2015: tours include a range of Community Engagement Residency activities. Please contact us with booking inquiries.

The Theater Offensive
Sean Dorsey Dance
Photo by: Andrew McFarland
  Links Hall
Sean Dorsey Dance

The Theater Offensive
Sean Dorsey Dance
Photo by: Andrew McFarland
  Shawna Virago
Sean Dorsey Dance
Photo by: Lydia Daniller
The Theater Offensive
Sean Dorsey Dance
Photo by: Andrew McFarland
Sean Dorsey Dance
Photo by: Lydia Daniller
Last Dance
Sean Dorsey Dance
Photo by: Lydia Daniller

Sean Dorsey Dance is the resident dance company of Fresh Meat Productions. Fresh Meat Productions is a dynamic San Francisco arts organization that creates, presents and tours year-round transgender arts programs. Founded in 2002, Fresh Meat Productions’ programs include Sean Dorsey Dance, the popular annual Fresh Meat Festival of transgender and queer performance, and media arts events.

With his signature fusion of modern dance, storytelling and theater, Sean Dorsey is blazing a trail celebrated by critics and sold-out audiences alike. As the nation’s first transgender modern dance choreographer, Dorsey has been named “San Francisco’s Best Dance-Performance Company” (SF Weekly) and named in the nation’s “Top 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. Dorsey has been awarded two Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, the Goldie Award for Performance, national commissions, and praise from New York to Los Angeles.

Read more about Sean Dorsey.

The Secret History Of Love is presented by Fresh Meat Productions and was created with generous support from the Queer Cultural Center, 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), 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 National Performance Network’s Creation Fund and Performance Residencies, the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Theater Offensive (Boston), and Links Hall (Chicago).