"an epic work powerful, moving, hilarious" (Miami Herald) "evocative, compelling, elegant" (Los Angeles Weekly) "trailblazing powerful" (Boston Bay Windows) ___________________________________________________________________
SIX SHOWS ONLY: MARCH 28-31! Back by popular demand, "San Francisco's Best Dance Company" (SF Weekly) returns with this acclaimed dance-theater production now touring the US on a 20-city tour. (WEEKEND MATINEE TICKET PRICES START AT $10)
The culmination of a 2-year National LGBT Elders Oral History Project, The Secret History of Love reveals the underground ways that LGBT people managed to survive and find love in decades past. Advance tickets recommended.
From 1920's speakeasies to wartime love affairs, from police raids to steamy underground cabarets, the "love that dared not speak its name" explodes onstage in this powerful dance-theater production by transgender trailblazer Sean Dorsey.
Dorsey created The Secret History Of Love through a two-year National LGBT Elders Oral History Project. The Secret History Of Love features the voices and life stories Dorsey recorded in these oral history interviews along with powerful, moving and hilarious episodes from the LGBT community's remarkable history of survival and love against tremendous odds.
The Secret History Of Love features full-throttle dancing, riveting storytelling, luscious partnering and first-hand tales of tremendous risk, passionate love, impossible courage, heart-breaking loss, and bold resistance revealing the great resiliency and strength of the human heart even in the face of great danger and devastating violence.
"breathtaking beauty" (San Francisco Bay Times) "wonderfully imaginative and powerful" (The Advocate) "poignantheartbreak and eloquence" (San Francisco Chronicle)
CHOREOGRAPHED AND WRITTEN BY: Sean Dorsey PERFORMED BY: Juan De La Rosa, Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, Nol Simonse and special musical guest Shawna Virago ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: Jesse Olsen Bay, Alex Kelly, Keith Kenniff, Ben Kessler, Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney, and Ramon & Jessica LIGHTING DESIGN: Clyde Sheets COSTUME DESIGN: Tiffany Amundson TECHNICAL DIRECTION: Emily Paulson
________________________________________________________ The Secret History Of Love is presented by Fresh Meat Productions and was created with generous support from the Queer Cultural Center, The New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), the Creative Work Fund (a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by generous grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation), the National Performance Network's Creation Fund, the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Theater Offensive (Boston), and Links Hall (Chicago).
Video credit: Video by Rapt Productions and Loren R. Robertson Productions; edited by Eric Garcia (Production Coordinator, Fresh Meat Productions) Photo credits: Photos by Lydia Daniller
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