Grant Recipient Details


San Francisco, CA

Project Title
The Lost Art Of Dreaming
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

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