Shining Success at Sculptured Dance

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On a warm and sunny late afternoon, Olympic Sculpture Park was packed in a way I have never seen it [...]

Sculptured Dance brings PNB to the Park


Seattleites love getting outside during those few summer months when the sun shines. There are outdoor concerts, festivals, movie screenings, [...]

Can’t Escape Racism in Spectrum’s Minstrel Show


Our society proclaims to be a progressive one, one that rises above stereotypes and prejudice. It’s not always true, of [...]

Not All Talk at A Rap On Race


Donald Byrd’s work is often a conversation about race, but Spectrum Dance Theater’s A Rap On Race makes the notion [...]

Spectrum and the Africanist Aesthetic

Dancers in Donald Byrd's Dance, Dance, Dance
Photo by Tino Tran

Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theater, the self-billed “foremost contemporary modern dance organization in the Pacific Northwest,” presented DANCE, DANCE, DANCE [...]

Black Arts Take the Stage at Showing Out


Velocity Dance Center’s Founders Theater was filled to the brim on Sunday, February 28, with faces of the young and [...]

No Longer Invisible in Rambunctious 2.0


This year’s Black History Month has been a busy one nationwide, with conversations on the value of black lives happening [...]

Dancers Shine Bright in SIDF Final Program

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The three-week Seattle International Dance Festival culminated Saturday, June 27, at the Moore Theatre. The program boasted work by choreographers [...]

Byrd Reframes Carmina Burana

Alex Crozier and ____ in Donald Byrd's Carmina Burana
Photo by Tino Tran

Carmina Burana is a work that demands spectacle: big score, big voices, and big dancing. Composer Carl Orff intended his [...]

12 Notable Performances of 2014: A Personal Appreciation

Most people in the Seattle dance community know Anne Lawrence. A faithful mega-fan of all things dance, Anne can usually [...]

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