OCCURRENCE #5

November 9-11, 2018 

 

OCCURRENCE #6

December 6-8, 2018

 

Iolanta ††

December 13-16, 2018

 

Spectrum Dance Theater’s Madrona Studios

OCCURRENCE – Spectrum Dance Theater’s first OCCURRENCE was presented at La Usina del Arte in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2016. OCCURRENCE # 1, was created as the culminating public presentation of a week-long U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires sponsored residency. Modeled on a Merce Cunningham EVENT, described as “presented without intermission…consist[ing] of complete dances, excerpts of dances from the repertory, and often new sequences arranged for [a] particular performance and place, with the possibility of several separate activities happening all at the same time.”

Iolanta †† -Donald Byrd’s dance reimagining of Iolanta based on the opera of the same name by Tchaikovsky. In this new contemporary dance theater work, Donald Byrd will explore the ideas of sight vs. insight, light vs enlightenment and love as both a violation/intrusion and an awakening. This production brings Spectrum’s professional Company and select students from the School together in a haunting fairy tale about a blind princess who does not know she is blind. Living in a beautiful, isolated, and secluded garden, surrounded by faithful servants and removed from society, she is shielded from anything that might cause her to discover her blindness. Love is the catalyst that begins her journey from darkness to light and to happiness. This workshop production provides a ‘family friendly’ dance theater experience that will inspire and delight audiences of all ages. 

†† Workshop Production

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