Dale Merrill, Tricia Stromberg
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
Area of Activity
Arts Presenter/Distributor (any artistic discipline), Arts in Community Development, Arts Education: Adults, Arts Education: Children and Youth
Burrows, Erin Naomi, "Byrd and the Bath House: A Case Study of Spectrum Dance Theater (1982-2012)" (2019). Spectrum Dance Theater. 1.