Spectrum Dance Theater is one of the Pacific Northwest’s only contemporary dance companies to maintain a full-time professional ensemble, and they’ve been presenting engaging new work for 30 years.
Tonight, please join Storefronts Seattle and Spectrum Dance for their free public presentation of The Miraculous Mandarin, choreographer Donald Byrd’s take on Bela Bartok’s Weimer-era ballet about crime and sex at the fringes of society.
Dancers will be performing in the Bush Hotel storefront display windows overlooking Hing Hay Park, with a seated audience on the brick park plaza below. (Bartok’s score will be heard in the park during the performance, thanks to Parks & Rec.)
These are some of Seattle’s hottest dancers, assembled from around the country to dance in a season of work from one of Seattle’s most talked-about choreographers. The dancers’ strength and raw talent is electric. Come on down for an 8:30 “curtain” to see how that energy translates through the glass of the storefront itself.
The Miraculous Mandarin
Hing Hay Park in Chinatown
Thursdays through Saturdays
May 17-26, 8:30 pm