From their website: "Spectrum Dance Theater (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" and (we love this part) "We believe that exposure to and participation in the performing arts can be a transforming experience for individuals and communities." So you can see why we like them so much.
There's very little that we could say further that isn't better expressed by this absolutely stunningly beautiful video narrated by Spectrum's Artistic Director, Donald Byrd. Watch it, and when you get to the end and are left wanting more, go see Spectrum's Studio Series starting this weekend at their Madrona studio.
Spectrum Dance Theatre
800 Lake Washington Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98122
Byrd Retrospective Festival Studio Series
October 10th - 25th