GUEST ARTIST SERIES: SEAN DORSEY (SF)
THE MISSING GENERATION
In partnership with Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival
$20 ($25 at the door) / $17 Velocity + TDBC Members /$15 under 25 (w/ ID) / $50 Patron
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Post-show conversations with Sean Dorsey and company dancers each evening.
PHOTO LYDIA DANILLER
In partnership with Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, Velocity presents Sean Dorsey Dance’s THE MISSING GENERATION. THE MISSING GENERATION is a dance-theater work giving voice to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. It 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.”
“Heartbreakingly beautiful—a dance portrait of contemporary LGBT history that is profoundly relevant to all generations.”—SF Bay Times
“gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, and spirit-lifting”—Portland Sun Journal
Dorsey traveled to six US cities over two years, where he recorded oral history interviews with longtime survivors of the early epidemic, hosted community residencies and conducted archival research. With a team of composers, he then created a lush multi-layered soundscore featuring the voices and remarkable real-life stories recorded in these interviews. THE MISSING GENERATION features full-throttle dancing, luscious partnering, intimate storytelling and theater, performed by a multi-generational ensemble of dancers.
Content Warning: Non-Explicit Sexual Situations