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Queer Histories in Dance - New productions in S.F. and Oakland

This week's Out in the Bay features two new Bay Area dance productions.  In LandHome, Great-Uncle Billy was killed 30 years ago in Cleveland for "how he dressed."  The Secret History of Love delves into the speakeasies, cabarets and other meeting places of decades past when queer love was even more illegal than now. 

Choreographers and dancers Sean Dorsey, Sheena Johnson, and Atasiea (Kenneth Ferguson) share their stories and their work with host Eric Jansen and you.  

LandHome is at Temescal Arts Center, 511 - 48th St., Oakland, Friday and Saturday, March 30 & 31. Info:  http://sheenajohnsonrebelhome.blogspot.com/

The Secret History of Love is at Dance Mission Theater, 3316 - 24th St., San Francisco, Thursday - Sunday, March 29 - April 1.  Info:  www.SeanDorseyDance.com

Eric Jansen is a long-time broadcaster and print journalist. A former news anchor, producer and reporter at KQED FM, San Francisco; KLIV AM, San Jose; and Minnesota Public Radio, Eric's award-winning reports have been heard on many NPR programs and PRI's Marketplace. His print work has been in The Mercury News, The Business Journal, and LGBTQ magazines Genre and The Advocate, among other publications. He co-produced the June 2007 PBS documentary Why We Sing!, about LGBTQ choruses and their role in the civil rights fight.