Spectrum Dance Theater

23/24 Performance Season

Seeks empathy for the victims of brutality expressed through the experience of a mother’s loss of her child.
Targeted, a response to the “great replacement theory” that results in violence targeting minorities and recent immigrants.

A new work by Donald Byrd reflecting on the impact our environment has upon our development. The work is based upon Byrd’s own life-shaping experiences of growing up and making his artistic life in a variety of diverse communities.

Strange Fruit

The 1937 poem and song of the same name by Abel Meeropol, made famous by the great jazz singer Billie Holiday, provides the narrative structure of choreographer Donald Byrd’s latest production. Strange Fruit tracks Byrd’s feelings as a response to lynching and plays out as a series of dance/theater vignettes.