San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center & Sean Dorsey

Program Area(s)
Grantee NameSan Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center
Address1800 Market Street
San Francisco CA, 94102
United States

Sean Dorsey is collaborating with the San Francisco LGBT Community Center to create, develop, and premiere a new full-length dance-theater work, BOYS IN TROUBLE. Sean Dorsey is the nation’s first critically acclaimed transgender choreographer. This new work, BOYS IN TROUBLE will investigate contemporary American masculinity from transgender and queer perspectives, giving voice to outsider experiences of masculinities. During its creation and development phases, the collaborators will involve at least 100 transgender men and women, gay/bi/queer men, butches, and ‘masculine of center’ people in a series of community engagement activities that will include movement and storytelling workshops, recorded conversations and interviews, and community forums at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, a 37,000 sq. ft ADA-compliant building located on Market Street and Octavia Boulevard. From the themes that emerge in this phase, Dorsey will choreograph the work for his four-member, multi-generational LGBT dance ensemble. The final work will feature dance with storytelling and a multi-layered narrative-based score featuring excerpts of the recorded conversations and interviews and original music by a team of composers. The work will premiere in April 2018 at Z Space.

Grant Amount$40000
Project Dates10/10/16 - 04/30/18
Serving United States/California/San Francisco/San Francisco

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