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Sean Dorsey Dance

Flynn Center presents

Sean Dorsey Dance The Missing Generation: Voices from the Early AIDS Epidemic

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  • Friday, October 20, 2017, 8:00 PM


“Dorsey has made an art of bringing to life the hidden and lost stories of the LGBTQ community with poignancy, humor, and passion.” —SF Gate

The AIDS epidemic devastated the LGBTQ community in the 1980s and ‘90s, leaving a staggering vacancy. With The Missing Generation, choreographer Sean Dorsey distills 75 hours of interviews with survivors into a moving series of dance-theater vignettes. Representation of the transgender community’s own struggles during this period is original to Dorsey’s piece. While The Missing Generation is about the LGBTQ community, Dorsey projects his message to a broader audience as an invitation to reflect on past biases and identify lingering ones.

On the day of show, this performance will operate with a “pay what you can” system to ensure all Vermonters have the opportunity to experience The Missing Generation.

Stay after the show for a post-performance Q&A moderated by Flynn Executive Director John Killacky.

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Funded in part by the Flynn's Fund for Dance, started with a lead gift from Andrea Rogers. Funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit Supported in part by the Surdna Foundation. Presented in association with the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs through the UVM President's Initiative for Diversity. Supported in part by the Samara Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation. Residency funded in part by Bari and Peter Dreissigacker.

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