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Wednesday, Jan 27 2010
The dance world already knows: Local choreographer and dancer Sean Dorsey brings. Balletomanes and whatever contemporary-dance enthusiasts are called have been on this tip since the notoriously staid Dance Magazine named Dorsey one of its "25 to Watch." Needless to say, transgendered dancers are underrepresented on this list. But for the rest of you: "Uncovered: The Diary Project" includes an award-winning piece based on the diaries of Lou Sullivan, a local hero of sorts — he was among the first to live openly as a female-to-male trans person. AIDS got him, and as Dorsey's hallmark voiceover notes, "History is a trick the living play on the dead, pretending, 'We'll remember, right?'" In an effort to stop playing that trick, dancers pad to the stage and make calm, elastic, evocative shapes in space as Dorsey reads from Sullivan's notes.
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