2012-2013 Season: Byrd at 10
Spectrum Dance Theater’s 2012-2013 season, BYRD AT 10, celebrates the 10th anniversary of award-winning choreographer Donald Byrd’s tenure as artistic director. Spectrum will embark on two tours and present five programs for its 2012-2013 season. With performances at various venues in Seattle, a yearlong residency and performance in Olympia, WA, a six stop national tour of The Theater of Needless Talents, and an international tour of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, Spectrum’s reach will be not only local and regional but also global in the coming season.
“Since I came to Spectrum, I’ve been asked many times: ‘How will you change Seattle?’” said Byrd. “But only recently, I was asked for the first time: ‘How has Seattle changed you?’ I’m not quite sure but perhaps this season will provide an answer.”
2012-2013 Performance Schedule
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Nov. 4: Donald Byrd Artist Talk – “The Jew in Us All or Why Jewish Themes Matter in My Dances”
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 Mercer Way, 2PM
National Tour of Theater of Needless Talents
Oct. 4: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center – Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana
Oct. 11: Texas Performing Arts – The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Oct. 16: Redfern Arts Center – Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire
Nov. 10: Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nov. 14: Germantown Performing Arts Center, Germantown, Tennessee
November 30-December 9: Fall Studio Series
. TBA (World Premiere) by Olivier Wevers.
. Only You (2011) by Crispin Spaeth.
. A Meeting Place (World Premiere) by Donald Byrd.
February-March: Asia Tour/DanceMotion USA: Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh
Spectrum Dance Theater has been invited by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) to participate in the third season of DanceMotion USASM . This vibrant cultural diplomacy program shares the rich dance culture of the United States with international audiences through performance and cultural exchange. Spectrum’s month-long tour will take place February and March 2013.
June 20-29, 2013: Autopsy of Love (World Premiere)
Developed in conjunction with Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Black Swan Lab. With Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe—settings of poet Heinrich Heine’s Lyrisches Intermezzo—in its original 20 songs cycle.
Illustration by Kathryn Rathke (kathrynrathke.com)
Image Design by Jullian Poppe