Award-Winning Transgender Trailblazer Presents “Secret History” of LGBT Love
Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at 8pm, Dance Place presents Sean Dorsey Dance in The Secret History of Love. Hosted in the intimate theater at Joe’s Movement Emporium, this work reveals the underground ways that LGBT people managed to survive and find love and community in decades past, despite enormous obstacles.
Dorsey created The Secret History Of Love through a 2-year national LGBT Elders Oral History Project, in which he traveled across the U.S. and recorded oral history interviews with gay, lesbian and transgender elders. The show features the voices and remarkable real-life stories Dorsey recorded in these oral history interviews – along with powerful, moving and hilarious episodes from the LGBT community’s untold history of finding love and community against enormous odds.
The Secret History Of Love features full-throttle dancing, intimate storytelling, luscious partnering, highly-physical theater 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.
About Sean Dorsey
Sean Dorsey is an award-winning San Francisco-based choreographer, dancer and writer. Recognized as the U.S.’ first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Dorsey has won audiences and accolades from San Francisco to New York with his powerful dance-theater. Dorsey’s work is a fusion of contemporary dance, storytelling and theater. Praised as “exquisite” (BalletTanz), “breathtaking” (SF Bay Guardian) and “trailblazing” (San Francisco Chronicle), Dorsey has gained national attention for his highly-physical, articulate, deeply-moving work.
Dorsey was named “San Francisco’s Best Dance Company” (SF Weekly) and was named one of the nation’s “Top 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. He has been awarded two Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and the Goldie Award for Performance. Dorsey has been profiled on PBS-TV, NPR-radio, BalletTanz, Time Out New York, Dance Magazine, American Theater Magazine, OUT Magazine, The Advocate, San Francisco Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, LA Weekly, Miami Herald, Chicago’s Windy City Times, Boston’s Bay Windows, New York’s Dance Insider, San Antonio Current, Curve Magazine and many others.
WHAT: Sean Dorsey Dance
WHEN: Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at 8pm
WHERE: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt Rainier, MD 20712
TICKETS: $22 General Admission; $17 Dance Place Members, Seniors, Artists, Teachers (Advanced Sales only); $10 College Students; $8 Children