Document Type

Case Study

Publication Date

2019

Interviewee

Dale Merrill, Tricia Stromberg

Editor

Susan Kunimatsu

Abstract

Spectrum Dance Theater has been a pillar of the Seattle dance community since its founding in the early 1980s. Spectrum’s contemporary choreography under Donald Byrd is well known for its political and emotional depth, especially content around geopolitical conflict and race in the United States. This case study follows Spectrum’s history from its establishment in a converted 1928 bathhouse through the first decade of Byrd’s tenure as Artistic Director, 2002 – 2012.

Organization or Event

Spectrum Dance Theater

Form of Entity

Nonprofit

Area of Activity

Arts Presenter/Distributor (any artistic discipline), Arts in Community Development, Arts Education: Adults, Arts Education: Children and Youth

Artistic Discipline

Dance

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