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January 19 – February 4 at Seattle Repertory Theater’s Leo K.

Through visceral and urgent contemporary dance theater, you are invited to contemplate the alarming and continuous murder of black people by American law enforcement. With the police’s ever expanding authority, supported by recent rulings of the Supreme Court, we ask – when will it stop?  “SHOT” is an unapologetic critique of the current American landscape, where black people find themselves in an intense cycle of fear, intimidation, aggression and death.

OCCURRENCE – Review by Michael Upchurch

Spectrum Dance Theater: “Occurrence” www.michaelupchurchauthor.com/website-only-reviews When it comes to watching certain...

Seattle Times Article – September 2017

By Moira Macdonald and Brendan Kiley Seattle Times arts critics Contemporary Dance At this particular, precarious moment in Seattle’s history, the...

(IM)PULSE REVIEW – City Arts

Honor this '(IM)PULSE' "We are permitted a window into the disruption and devastation this kind of senseless attack causes in a person's life. The...

(IM)PULSE REVIEW – Seattle Times

Love, Fear and Fury in Spectrum's (IM)PULSE "Spectrum Dance Theater's new evening-length work, "(Im)PULSE," opens at fever pitch and never lets up....

(IM)PULSE REVIEW – The Stranger

Donald Byrd's Shocking (IM)PULSE   "...The tensions of these traumas are embodied by Spectrum's captivating dancers... I wish the masculinist white...

(IM)PULSE REVIEW – Seattle Gay Scene

Spectrum's "(IM)PULSE" Is A Beautiful, Painful Road To Healing "Between this dance ensemble, the astounding acting talent of MacArthur, Quirk's...

(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...

(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...

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...

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...

Spectrum Dance Theater (SDT) was founded in 1982 to bring dance of the highest merit to a diverse audience composed of people from different social, cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds.  Our principal objective is to make the art form of dance accessible through contemporary dance performances and high-quality training in a variety of dance styles.