Saturday, August 4 @ 8:30pm
Sunday, August 5 @ 7:00pm
Fresh from sold-out runs in San Francisco, Boston, Miami and Santa Cruz, The Secret History Of Love makes its LA-area premiere at Highways! Don’t miss this TWO-NIGHTS-ONLY special engagement with award-winning LGBT dance-theater company Sean Dorsey Dance (San Francisco).
The Secret History Of Love is a new dance-theater production from trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey. Through full-bodied dance, theater and storytelling, the show uncovers the ways that LGBT people managed to find – and LOVE – each other in decades past. Secret love affairs, the history of outlawing love and the underground ways that transgender and queer people found each other through the decades are revealed in these powerful dances.
The show is the culmination of a national LGBT Elders Oral History Project and more than two years of extensive archival research. The Secret History Of Love features the recorded voices and stories of these elders, along with powerful, moving and hilarious episodes from our community’s buried history of love.
Don’t miss this historic opportunity to experience the remarkable, passionate and inspiring real-life and real-love stories of our community.
From 1920s speakeasies to outrageous 1940s love affairs, from police raids to passionate love letters, from Personals to the Internet, the “love that dared not speak its name” emerges from buried history and explodes onstage in these full-bodied dances.
The Secret History Of Love features a stellar cast of dancers and performers: Juan De La Rosa, Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, NolSimonse and Shawna Virago. Original music by Jesse Olsen Bay, Storm Miguel Florez, Alex Kelly, Ben Kessler, Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney and Keith Kenniff; Sound Engineering by Laura Dean; Lighting Design by Clyde Sheets; Costume Design by Tiffany Amundson; Production Assistance by Emily Paulson.
This tour of The Secret History Of Love has been made possible by generous support from Highways Performance Space, Fresh Meat Productions, the National Performance Network, the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project and the James Irvine Foundation.
$20 general admission
$15 members, students, seniors