THE MISSING GENERATION is an award-winning dance based on oral history interviews with longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. Now on a 20-city tour! Up next: San Francisco May 5-7, Los Angeles May 27-28, Victoria BC July 9. TIX/INFO: www.seandorseydance.com
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/bi and transgender people to AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s.
Sean Dorsey created the work over a 2-year period by recording oral history interviews with transgender and LGBT longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic, doing archival research, and hosting Community Residencies in 6 cities across the US.
THE MISSING GENERATION features full-throttle dance, luscious partnering and intimate storytelling – performed by Dorsey's stellar, multi-generational ensemble of dancers: Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, ArVejon Jones and Nol Simonse. Sean Dorsey is a transgender and queer choreographer who has toured his work to 26 cities across the US.
Dorsey created a lush multi-layered soundscore (awarded an Isadora Duncan Dance Award) 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.
THE MISSING GENERATION is currently touring 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.
For more information - or for booking inquiries: www.seandorseydance.com
VIDEOGRAPHY BY: Bates Dance Festival & Rapt Productions
EDITED BY: Eric Garcia