I just read this in reading up about Sean Curran………

Tony: What made you want to do The Fire Island Dance Festival this year?

Sean Curran: I was at the very first DRA meeting at Hernando Cortez’ apartment–which I guess is now ten years ago. At the time, I was dancing with the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company and several company members had died. Arnie had died. I had two roommates who hadn’t died at the time, but were sick. And so it had quite an impact. I believe that artists are activists in a way, being an artist is a political statement, especially in our society. And as artists, one of our jobs is to be a changer. Art does a lot of jobs for us, it can hold a mirror up to society, but it can also help change it. And I just thought being an activist and an artist was part of my mission.

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