5 dancers wearing flowing blue dresses form a V on stage.

Sean Dorsey Dance


Program: The Lost Art of Dreaming
Running Time: 80 minutes, including one intermission
Sean Dorsey Dance Website

Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey (San Francisco) comes to Durham with the North Carolina premiere of Sean Dorsey Dance’s new work: The Lost Art Of Dreaming invites us to reconnect with longing, embrace expansive imagination, connect with joy and pleasure, and propel ourselves toward loving Futures. This powerful new work features full-throttle dance, intimate storytelling, intricate costuming, and exquisite queer partnering… all performed with Sean Dorsey Dance’s signature technical precision, guts and deep humanity. The Lost Art Of Dreaming is performed by a powerhouse ensemble of five queer, trans and gender-non-conforming dancers (Sean Dorsey, Brandon Graham, Héctor Jaime, David Le, Nol Simonse) – with a rich, layered soundscore featuring original and commissioned music.

Thursday, July 13 at 7:30pm *post performance discussion

Photo Credit: Lydia Daniller

Parking: Parking is available in the Bryan Center Parking Deck (Parking Garage IV) and can be purchased in advance for $5 per show here.

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation National Endowment for the Arts
The Lost Art of Dreaming
is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works.
The Lost Art of Dreaming is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by New York Live Arts in partnership with Dance Place, American Dance Festival, Wexner Center for the Performing Arts, and NPN/VAN. The Creation & Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The arts are back in North Carolina. The Spark the Arts grant promotes audience inclusion and reengagement in the arts.