Impact Stories

An oral history project gathering stories from the California LGBT community

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dancer Michael Cappara

Dancers We Lost is a new comprehensive dance history project honoring and documenting West Coast based performers who died from HIV/AIDS complications. The heart and soul of DWL is a dancer database and individual biography files, the most visible part of the project is a photography exhibit of the dancers in their prime. Shown as life-size fabric banners the public arts and history exhibit premiered in 2015 in the City of West Hollywood and be a highlighted exhibit in the city's annual One City-One Pride programming.

Please visit the Dancers We Lost Web Site

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