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Highways 35th Birthday with Sean Dorsey Dance & the L.A. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Highways 35th Birthday with Sean Dorsey Dance & the L.A. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Fri, Jun 07

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Santa Monica

Highways 35th Birthday with Sean Dorsey Dance & the L.A. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey presents the SoCal premiere of his new work "The Lost Art Of Dreaming" as part of Highways 35th Anniversary, which also features the presentation of Highways' First Annual BEHOLD! Award, given to the L.A. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

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Jun 07, 2024, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Santa Monica, 1651 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA

About The Event

Highways Performance Space proudly celebrates 35 years of groundbreaking performances with an exclusive event featuring Sean Dorsey Dance & the L.A. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Performances are followed by a champagne / desert toast.

Renowned transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey (San Francisco) presents the SoCal premiere of his newest work, The Lost Art Of Dreaming. This captivating performance invites audiences to reconnect with longing, embrace expansive imagination, and propel themselves toward loving futures. Featuring full-throttle dance, intimate storytelling, intricate costuming, and exquisite queer partnering, The Lost Art of Dreaming showcases Sean Dorsey Dance's signature technical precision, guts, and deep humanity. The company is here as part of a 10+ city international tour, and is celebrating their 20th Anniversary Season.

The Lost Art Of Dreaming is performed by a powerhouse ensemble of five queer, trans and gender-non-conforming dancers (Sean Dorsey, Brandon Graham, Héctor Jaime, David Le, Nol Simonse) – with a rich, layered soundscore featuring original and commissioned music.  Sean Dorsey is an Emmy award-winning choreographer, a Doris Duke Artist, a Dance/USA Fellow, a United States Artist Fellow, and has toured his work to more than 35 cities across the US and internationally.

The Lost Art of Dreaming TRAILER

In addition, the evening features the presentation of Highways' First Annual BEHOLD! Award to the L.A. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The L.A. Sisters are being honored for their exceptional qualities of Benevolence, Enchantment, Hilarity and flamboyance, Old School Activism, Love, and Devotion to amplifying and uplifting souls while boosting the experience of Queer identity.

Known for their fierce activism, fabulous habits, divine makeup, and unwavering commitment to spreading joy and acceptance, the L.A. Sisters embody the true spirit of indulgence. Through their outrageous and colorful appearances at events and protests, they have enchanted audiences while tirelessly advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights and social justice.

Highways was founded in 1989 as an artists’ community dedicated to exploring new performance forms and serving as an interchange among artists, critics, and the public. Its earliest intention was to articulate and work through the crises of living in the last decade of the 20th Century. Now, well into the 21st Century, Highways has navigated multiple challenges, including adapting to the emergence of new generations of artists, managing 21st Century economics, overcoming the 2008 financial crisis, and, most recently, addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these obstacles, Highways remains dedicated to showcasing progressive works by artists addressing political, social, psychological, and personal themes. Over the span of 35 years, Highways has produced more than 2,000 presentations.

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