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Sean Dorsey Dance (from San Francisco, CA)

April 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

| $15-30

Saturday, April 2 at 8pm
Sunday, April 3 at 7pm

Sean Dorsey Dance by Lydia Daniller

Sean Dorsey Dance by Lydia Daniller

THE MISSING GENERATION is a new dance-theater work that gives voice to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. This powerful show is a love letter to a forgotten generation of survivors – those who witnessed and experienced the loss of part of an entire generation of gay and transgender people to AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s.

Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey created the work over a 2-year period by conducting oral history interviews with longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic, doing archival research, and hosting Community Residencies in 6 cities across the US. Read more about “THE MISSING GENERATION LGBT/AIDS Oral History Project”.

THE MISSING GENERATION features full-throttle dance, luscious partnering, intimate storytelling and theater – performed by Dorsey’s stellar, multi-generational ensemble of dancers: Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, ArVejon Jones and Nol Simonse. Sean Dorsey is an award-winning transgender and queer choreographer who has toured his work to 25 cities across the US.

Dorsey created a lush multi-layered soundscore featuring the voices and remarkable real-life stories recorded in these oral history interviews, Dorsey’s own writing, and original music from a stellar team of composers: Alex Kelly, Jesse Olsen Bay, Ben Kessler, and Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney.

From 2015-2017, THE MISSING GENERATION will tour to 20 cities across the US during week-long Community Residencies that will feature community conversations; master classes; free trans-friendly dance workshops; “Dance Your Story” self-expression workshops for LGBTQ people and people living with HIV/AIDS; and other custom-designed residency activities.

THE MISSING GENERATION is a new work co-commissioned by Dance Place. Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, National Performance Network Creation Fund and Performance Residency Program and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets

$30 Admission At the Door
$25 Admission (Advance Sales only)*
$20 Dance Place Members, Seniors (55+), Artists (Advance Sales only)*
$15 College Students and Children (17 & under)

*Advance Sales end 4 hours prior to performance start time.

Header photo by Kegan Marling.

Venue

Dance Place
3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017 United States
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Phone:
202-269-1600
Website:
www.danceplace.org