Spectrum Dance Theater
Beloved dancer Marissa Quimby is honored in this collective post from the Seattle dance community, including an introduction and biography by friend and colleague, Mariko Smithashima.
“At times we lend each other our sadness so that we can remember how to stand up. Carrying it all on our own will make us crumble. This ignited in me the desire to turn to community and start creating work through the support it offered me.”
Shawn Roberts sees dance as a vehicle for healing and becoming—and she’s spent a career bringing that vision to life in Seattle.
Mikhail Calliste speaks on his time with Spectrum, dancing in complexity, and the racial discomfort of Seattle. Catch his solo this weekend in Lyric Suite.
Theresa Ruth Howard, Kiyon Gaines, and Donald Byrd preview the upcoming MobBallet digital symposium centering Blackness in ballet.
The Seattle Dance Alliance was established to collectively navigate a new era of dance teaching informed by COVID-19.
New companies! New research platforms! And why Donald Byrd’s Love and Loss was exactly the kind of work we should be seeing at the ballet.
A historical and comparative look at three alternative Nutcrackers this season from choreographers Mark Morris, Donald Byrd, and Lily Verlaine.