Sean Dorsey: Dancing on Razors Edge – By Jacob Anderson-Minshall

When Sean Dorsey confesses, ?It?s scary breaking new ground,? it?s hard to believe. After all, Dorsey is a critically-acclaimed dancer and choreographer who has been honing his craft for years. He?s the creator and director of Fresh Meat Productions, an organization whose very name reflects the transgender man?s commitment to showcasing new talent, and the powerhouse behind San Francisco?s annual three day event, which, in its sixth season, promises audiences not one, not two, but nine world premiers.

This is the guy who?s intimidated by trailblazing?

Before Dorsey founded Fresh Meat Productions in 2001 there was nothing else like it, and transgender artists often struggled for years in vain attempts to gain recognition and support from traditional art institutions. Fresh Meat was created to overcome those kind of barriers and it?s been extremely successful in doing so, creating an infrastructure to support transgender artists, promoting unique works and gaining visibility through year-round arts programs that explores the transgender experience.