Grant Recipient Details

Location

San Francisco, CA

Project Title
The Lost Art Of Dreaming
Fiscal Year Awarded
2021
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount
$56,500

Sean Dorsey Dance’s new full-evening work The Lost Art of Dreaming will expansively imagine transgender and queer Futures, disrupting long-entrenched fatalistic American constructs that deny us the space to dream about our own futures. The work will feature full-throttle contemporary dance, grand-scale costuming that will double as set/visual elements, highly-physical theater and exquisite queer partnering. During the project’s creation and its national tour, Dorsey will lead free trans-supportive movement classes and host DREAM LABS – free supportive community spaces where trans/queer folks explore what they most want/need/dream of, through embodiment and creative expression.

Estimated Artist Fee: $13,000/performance; $18,000/week.

Presenter Partners

  • American Dance Festival (Durham, NC) 
  • Dance Place (Washington, DC)
  • Queer Cultural Center (San Francisco, CA)

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Two men caress; one of the men wears a long maroon skirt.
photo by Lydia Daniller