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(IM)PULSE REVIEW – Seattle Weekly

(IM)PULSE REVIEW – Seattle Weekly

In “(IM)PULSE”, Spectrum Dance Theater Confronts the Dark Side of the Rainbow  “No one will ever accuse Donald Byrd of being too subtle. From his take-no-prisoners movement vocabulary to his socially confrontational topics, his work registers an 11...
(IM)PULSE Review – Drama in the Hood

(IM)PULSE Review – Drama in the Hood

(IM)PULSE – Spectrum Dance Theater Disrupts Complacency  “In the Leo K Theatre at Seattle Rep, a near capacity audience at opening night watched the remarkable Spectrum dancers present this new work… This show is disruptive, and it is well worth your...
SHOT Review – Drama in the Hood

SHOT Review – Drama in the Hood

Using video clips, some apparently body-cams on police officers, excellent music by Jaimeo Brown and Julius Eastman, and the full expressive talents of the Spectrum company over and over again we feel the humanity of these murdered fellow humans through dance. Click...
SHOT Review – The Seattle Times

SHOT Review – The Seattle Times

“Shot” is masterfully staged and paced, and the Spectrum dancers’ usual all-out prowess is on ample display. Finely executed though it is, there’s not much that’s surprising here if you’ve kept track at all of the news the last few years. That lack of surprise may say...

SHOT Review – The Seattle Globalist

“SHOT” “explores not only the systemic and institutionalized slaughter of blacks by police, but also their outward intensification and militarization where a ‘shoot first, think later’ method to policing is fortified, and at times, praised by a force that is entrusted...
SHOT Review – Crosscut

SHOT Review – Crosscut

At a moment in time when so many fear a possible rolling back of progress on social issues, Donald Byrd, nationally respected choreographer and artistic director of Seattle’s Spectrum Dance Theater, has taken up the idea of resistance. Click here to read...