First off, thank you so much, Spectrum! I went with a group of about ten people to this sold-out show. Spectrum accommodated us by pulling mats onto the ground in front of the first row, so we were comfortable and literally two feet away from the front of the stage. This is a different experience from PNB. I could feel the ground shaking under me.
I could see the sweat, hear the dancers breathing. You could really feel the violence that is inherent in dancing. Sometimes you forget, seeing people run around in tutus hundreds of feet away from you: dancing is heaving yourself to the ground, it is contorting your body into impossible positions over and over and over.
This realization comes easier given the aggressive sexuality of the pieces. The dancers run from each other, they are possessed. They exam their partners, groping breasts and examining teeth. This isn't your typical dance performance, and it isn't a part of our sexuality that is normally examined. But it's there all the same, so check it out. This weekend is your last chance.NOTE: Peering Into The Ballroom: Three Dances at Spectrum Dance Theater is now closed. Catch Spectrum'sThe Mother of Us All, March 3 - 5 at the Moore Theatre.What is this? It's the Teen Tix (he)ARTSCrush Adventure Quest, a month-long contest where you can win prizes for going to see art. All you have to do is go to an arts venues you've never been to before, write us a note about it, and you might win a fabulous prize pack including tons of tickets and memberships to local arts venues. It's the Teen Tix (he)ARTSCrush Adventure Quest! To enter, go to this form, write a note (150 words or less) about your experience at a new-to-you arts venue, and hit "Submit." Boom. You're entered to win. Do it over and over and over again and you might get crowned Seattle's Bravest Young Arts-Goer TM. More details here. Good luck!