Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey arrives at 7 STAGES (Sept. 12-15) as part of its 20-city tour of the moving dance piece, BOYS IN TROUBLE:
Sean Dorsey Dance’s timely and urgent commentary on contemporary masculinity, BOYS IN TROUBLE, places a trans and queer lens onto intersectional questions of embodiment, violence, black queer love, whiteness, shame and posturing.
Recognized as the nation’s first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Sean Dorsey’s ability to bring audiences into conversation with toxic masculinity, the trans revolution, white supremacy and attacks on trans bodies and civil liberties manifest in this powerful work.
BOYS IN TROUBLE features full-throttle dance, raw emotion, irreverent humor, exquisite queer partnering and intimate storytelling, all performed with Sean Dorsey Dance’s signature technical precision, guts and deep humanity.
“A visually stunning, emotionally rich, and profoundly timely examination of masculinity and gender by one of the nation’s most visionary choreographers.” (San Francisco Bay Times)
Sean Dorsey Dance’s award-winning, multi-generational ensemble performs these athletic dances with gusto – moving seamlessly between full-throttle dancing, live speaking and intimate storytelling. BOYS IN TROUBLE is performed by: Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, ArVejon Jones, Nol Simonse and Will Woodward. Original music composed by: Alex Kelly, Anomie Belle, LD Brown, Jesse Olsen Bay and Ben Kessler. Lighting Design by Clyde Sheets. Costume Design by Tiffany Amundson. Technical Direction by Emily Paulson.