Donald Byrd Workshop
Donald Byrd Workshop participants; photo by Jennifer Richard
WORKSHOP: July 22 – August 2, 2013 from 11AM-4PM
The workshop culminates with the Company audition: Saturday, August 3, Noon-3PM
Audition Fee is $20.
Pre-registration with payment is required.
Click here to register online or call 206-325-4161 to register by phone.
REGISTER BEFORE April 1, 2013 FOR THE EARLY BYRD DISCOUNT! Workshop Cost: $90/day or *$400/one week, $750/two weeks – Audition Fee: $20.
AFTER April 1, 2013
Workshop Cost: $95/day or *$450/one week, $850/two weeks – Audition Fee: $20.
Location: Spectrum Dance Theater • 800 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle, WA 98122
*Must register for the first week if only registering for one week. Pre-registration with payment is required. Register online at www.spectrumdance.org or call 206-325-4161 to register by phone.
Donald Byrd’s workshop is comprised of a two-hour technique class followed by approximately twoand-a-half hours of repertory. Mr. Byrd’s aesthetic emphasizes a relaxed, strong and fl exible torso with sharp and highly articulated feet and legs. The technique portion of the workshop is designed to enhance this usage of the body, as well as to increase rhythmic and spatial exactness. With this focus on accuracy, dancers will become more effi cient and effective in the management of energy and more able to control the visual, emotional and physical impact of their body’s movement. A characteristic of Donald Byrd’s choreography is its speed and its abundance of movement information. The repertory session is structured to allow the dancer, by learning existing works or through compositional process, to gain skills and experience managing these demanding elements.