July 2 to July 15, 2018
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THIS COURSE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! Please contact the Course Coordinator for information.
Undergraduate: DANCE 420, 3 unitsGraduate/post-baccalaureate: DANCE 620, 3 units
Intermediate- and advanced-level dancers with an interest in contemporary movement
Professor Jane McKeever310-776-1303
All guest artists are subject to change.
Spectrum Dance Theater -www.spectrumdance.org
Spectrum Dance Theater (SDT) ignites audiences through the ambitious agenda of Donald Byrd, whose appetite to explore the arts knows no boundaries. Under Byrd’s visionary artistic leadership since 2002, Spectrum has emerged as a company of national and international significance.
SDT was founded in 1982 to bring dance of the highest merit to a diverse audience composed of people from different social, cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. The theater's principal objective is to make the art form of dance accessible through contemporary dance performances and high-quality training in a variety of dance styles. The dancers of SDT are a select group of unique artists chosen and trained in Byrd’s singular approach to dance/theater, physically demanding and emotionally charged. They occupy the space where the classical, contemporary, intuitive, cerebral, visceral, right brain, left brain, control, and abandonment converge.
“Spectrum Dance Theater’s new evening-length work, (Im)PULSE, opens at fever pitch and never lets up. It’s fueled by love, fear, fury and bewilderment. Mixing dance, text, music and video projections, it’s a breakneck production that features choreographer Donald Byrd at his edgiest.” -- The Seattle Times
The New York Times describes Donald Byrd as “a choreographer with multiple personalities… an unabashed eclectic.” Donald is equally at home creating cool, abstract pure dance works such as his 2012 work "Love" as theatrical, narrative-driven pieces like the “carny” "Petrushka" and storefront "Miraculous Mandarin." He's also known for creating lovely valentines to 19th-century classical repertory, including "The Harlem Nutcracker "(1996) and "The Sleeping Beauty Notebook "(2005), as well as imaginative choreographic tributes to jazz legends and composers including "Duke Ellington" (A Different Light, 2000) and "Louis Armstrong" (Burlesque, 2002), among others.
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