Rac Eish: Spectrum Dance Theater's 2015/16 Season

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Spectrum Dance Theater says
Spectrum Dance Theater's 2015/16 Season #RACEish is a series of productions that boldly disrupt the current conversation around race a conversation that has become tinny, familiar, insular, limited, narrowed by political correctness, self-censored, afraid to offend and peopled by people that think alike.

By purchasing a Season Subscription to #RACEish, you are invited to join the conversation on race and equity in America and experience what the theater and dance world have been raving about. Buy a Season Subscription to #RACEish here! http://spectrumdance.org/company/raceish/
#RACEish: An Exporlation in America’s 240 Years of (failed) Race Relations includes:

RAMBUNCTIOUS 2.0: A Festival of Music and Dance…Continued
February 18-21, 2016 at Cornish Playhouse
The opening show of Spectrum’s 2015/16 Season #RACEish, includes five world premiere dances focusing on Black American composers, including esteemed composer T.J. Anderson and the gifted and versatile internationally acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader, Wynton Marsalis.

DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
February 25-28, 2016 at The Moore Theatre
A trio of dance works by artistic director Donald Byrd that underscores the Africanist Aesthetic in his pure dance works. The production explores the underlying truth that all American dance traditions have an African American influence, a truth that is often overlooked due to ignorance and institutionalized racism.

A RAP ON RACE
May 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 at Leo K Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre
The highly anticipated world premiere of A RAP ON RACE will not only disrupt the current conversation around race in America, but also disrupt the borders between dance and theater. In collaboration with acclaimed actress and playwright Anna Deveare Smith, inspired by a 1970’s conversation between white American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead and iconic black novelist James Baldwin.

THE MINSTREL SHOW REVISITED
June 16-19 at Cornish Playhouse
Don’t miss the wildly anticipated return of Donald Byrd’s provocative and critically acclaimed THE MINSTREL SHOW REVISITED. A critique of the 19th Century black-faced entertainment genre whose legacy is still felt today and continues to play a significant role in black stereotyping.
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