THE SECRET HISTORY OF LOVE (20-city US tour)
By Sean Dorsey Dance
“SAN FRANCISCO’S BEST DANCE COMPANY” -SF Weekly
“an epic work … powerful, moving, hilarious”
“evocative, compelling, elegant”
“trailblazing … powerful”
(Boston Bay Windows)
“poignant…heartbreak and eloquence”
(San Francisco Chronicle)
“wonderfully imaginative and powerful”
“inspired…charming, chilling, heart-rending”
(Miami Sun Post)
|SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Dance Mission Theater)||March 29-April 1, 2012|
|SANTA CRUZ, CA (University of Santa Cruz)||May 5, 2012|
|MIAMI, FL (Out in the Tropics Festival)||May 12, 2012|
|BOSTON, MA (The Theater Offensive)||May 17-19, 2012|
|SANTA MONICA, CA (Highways Performance Space)||August 4-5, 2012|
|CHICAGO, IL (Links Hall)||October 25-27, 2012|
|WHITEWATER, WI (Young Auditorium Theater)||October 30, 2012|
|SAN FRANCISCO (Dance Mission Theater)||March 28-31, 2013|
|CHICO, CA (California State University, Chico)||April 30, 2013|
|SAN JOSE, CA (University of San Jose)||May 6, 2013|
|TAMPA, FL (Florida Dance Festival)||June 27-29, 2013|
|SAN ANTONIO, TX (Jump-Start)||July 12-14, 2013|
|CLAREMONT, CA (Claremont Colleges)||October 1-3, 2013|
|PHILADELPHIA, PA (The Painted Bride)||October 11-14, 2013|
|PITTSBURGH, PA (Kelly-Strayhorn Theater)||TBA 2014|
|CHICAGO, IL (Chicago Community Residency /Columbia College)||April 14-27, 2014|
|WASHINGTON, DC (Dance Place)||May 9-11, 2014|
|ATLANTA, GA (7 Stages)||TBA 2014|
|OTHER CITIES TBA: BOOKING AVAILABILITY THROUGH 2015
(contact us with booking inquiries)
ON TOUR NOW! 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!
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 and steamy 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.”
“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. Contact us with booking inquiries. Follow us as we tour: join our email list.
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. Learn more at www.freshmeatproductions.org.
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.
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).