June 15 – July 2 at Seattle Repertory Theater’s Leo K.

This eagerly awaited World Premiere uses as its jumping off point two works by two gay artists: David Wojnarowicz, a painter, photographer, writer, filmmaker, performance artist, and AIDS activist and playwright Brian Quirk. Utilizing the visceral protest-art performance style popular in the New York “downtown” art scene of the 90’, this two-part dance theater work is a hair-raising dramatic dance-theater work in response to the Orlando Pulse Nightclub tragedy and the ongoing aggression towards LBGTQ people.

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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...
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(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....
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(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...
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(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...
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(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...
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(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...
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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...
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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...
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SHOT Review – The Seattle Globalist

“SHOT” “explores not only the systemic and institutionalized slaughter of blacks by police, but also their outward intensification and...
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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...
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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.

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