We asked Sean a few questions to get to know him better, and this is what he shared:
What has been your favorite dance gig during your career?
"I performed at the San Francisco Puppetry Festival with Leslie Seiters when I was with her company. Our duet, choreographed by Leslie, involved us "dancing" a pair of dress shoes around the space and around each other. It was really imaginative and quite a fun audience."
What inspires you most as an artist?
"Composition. I love arranging things, creating movement phrases, and watching how other choreographers make their work."
When you're in the car, what's on the radio?
"I'm inclined to say "Spotify", but that's not very specific :) Aside from NPR, I listen to a lot of mixes. Radiohead, Haim, The Books, Elvis Costello..."
If you could have lunch with any choreographer, past or present, who would it be?
"Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker"
What's in your dance bag?
"Contact knee pads, a clean t-shirt, my journal"
A little more about Sean:
Sean Hoskins is a choreographer, teacher, performer, and screendance creator originally from Bennington, VT. He has a BA in Dance from Middlebury College and his MFA from the University of Michigan. Sean has performed, taught, and presented his work in various locations throughout the country the past fifteen years including San Francisco, Boston and New York City as well as numerous states. Sean performed with Leslie Seiters’ little known dance theater and Chavasse Dance & Performance, as well as in works by Terri Creach, Peter Schmitz, Paul Matteson, Jessica Fogel, Susan Sgorbati and Esduardo Mariscal. He has taught classes and led workshops at the University of Michigan, Oakland University, Middlebury College, Bates College, and ACDFA. Sean is currently the Dance Media and Production Coordinator at Wayne State University and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Michigan and Wayne State.