spectrum: festival starts october 9 [update: see slideshow below]

artwork from Spectrum’s website
Spectrum Dance Theater launches its 3-week Byrd Retrospective Festival next Friday. Three weekends, three programs: phew! Lots goin’ on at their studio in Madrona.

It’s Byrd-rich with a dusting of Wevers, Solomons, Jr., Cunningham, and Davis.

Tix are $15–$18, but you can buy a $40 Festival Pass and go every night.

Here’s the line-up…and a slideshow of pix from Spectrum:

October 9 Festival Kick-Off /Benefit / Meet-the-Artists Party
… And their souls will understand (Byrd – 2004)
Piece d’ Occasion (Premiere – Byrd)
M.I.A. (Byrd – 2007)
Sentimental Cannibalism (Byrd – 1993)

WEEK I – Oct 10, 11

… And their souls will understand (Byrd – 2004)
Fragments – Excerpts (Wevers – 2007)
M.I.A. (Byrd – 2007)
Statement of nameless roots …Excerpts (Solomons, Jr. – 1976)
Sentimental Cannibalism (Byrd – 1993)

WEEK II – Oct 16, 17*, 18

Landrover (Cunningham – 1973)
Quartet – Excerpts (Byrd – 1993)
Short Dances/little stories- Excerpts (Byrd – 2004)
Life Situations (Byrd- 1995)
The Sleeping Beauty Notebook- Excerpts (Byrd – 2005)

*First of the free Reading Contemporary Dance series; members can stay for the discussion after the show

WEEK III: Oct 23, 24, 25
Bhangra Fever – Excerpts (Byrd – 2004)
White Man Sleep (Byrd – 2001)
Klavierstucke (Byrd – 2008)
Tantric Voices – Excerpts (Davis – 2004)
Drastic Cuts- Duets (Byrd -1992)
Scorched – Excerpts (Byrd – 2008)