dance flash @ the appeal: sean dorsey dance

this week at the sf appeal, i spoke with sean dorsey, who is recognized as the nation's first out transgender modern dance choreographer.


my whole identity was very much wrapped up in being a traditional activist and community organizer, and i really struggled for many years with the idea of giving myself over to being a working artist. It felt like it would be selfish, but it was through the process of being in dance school and starting to make work that I got that actually this was the way that I could, I think, affect the most change in my community: through my cultural activism as a choreographer and artistic director.

for the full interview, go here.

Photo by Lydia Daniller

1 comment:

Brooke Edge said...

Really enjoyed reading this interview! Dorsey seems like a really interesting figure in the arts world (I might send this to my Queer Theory professor!).