One of Team Diva Real Estate‘s favorite Seattle moments is attending a Donald Byrd discussion right after aÂ Spectrum Dance Theater’s studio performance. Donald has a voracious intellect and consumes an incredible amount of media, music and books. The combination of Donald’s creative intellect and his drive for dancer perfection has created one of the most consuming dance experiences we have ever seen. During these post performance discussions one is taken on how a performance was created by various influences including Donald’s own want to create a theatrical experience for the audience. The experience of the audience (both good and bad) is really the aim of Donal’s work. He wants you to walk away feeling something and be transformed on some level.
Spectrum Dance Theater is performing The Mother of Us All at the Moore this weekend. Our words do not do justice to Spectrum’s description of the performance “Spectrum Dance Theater returns to The Moore Theatre in March with a cheeky prat-fall down the rabbit hole of contemporary Africa. Using a kaleidoscopic mixture of dance, music, spoken words and gripping imagery, Artistic Director Donald Byrd plumbs the complexities of modern Africa in an evening of dance|theater that will defy the status quo as it entertains and challenges audiences. The Mother of Us All features live music with a newly commissioned score by composer Byron Au Yong. Donâ€™t miss your chance to experience this world premiere event!” Read more ->
Other Noteworthy Performances and Art Happenings in March
- Local 1520 One Year Anniversary at Capitol Hill’s Art Blitz – Our boys are all grown up!
- Tasty’s First Year Anniversary Friday March 11th. Our little Sheri and her collection of amazing artists are also all grown up!
- SARAH MICHELSON FOR NEW YORK CITY PLAYERS – On The Boards – We have it from a very close source at On The Boards that this show will continue our current love affair with On the Boards. Yum!
- PNB l Pacific Northwest Ballet – Contemporary 4 – Who can forget James Moore dance Mopey by choreographer Marco Goecke? Watching Mopey changed what I thought Ballet should look like and how I should experience this art form. Well Marco Goecke is back and developing new work with James. Hope there is more of this type of work in PNB’s next season!
- Vanities – ACT Theatre and 5th Avenue – Everyone is talking about this show. Our very own film maker and actor pal Wonder Russell stated that this was the must see show of the month. Fingers crossed for Wonder’s short film to make it into SIFF!
- Vince MTZ + The Great Blue Yonder at the Tractor Tavern March 15th
Diva Pal and theater obsessed, Bret, is for sure catching the following shows this Month. Bret takes the time to follow different actors in the city and is willing to catch an off, WAY off the mainstream theater circuit show just to see a good actor in action. Below are is must see shows this month and his own reviews.Â Follow Bret on twitter @geckobrothers to get a peak at the best shows in Seattle.
- The Firebugs – STAGEright
- Hearts Are Monsters – Macha Monkey – “I saw this one last year, and they are remounting it. Hilarious! Also stars James Weidman, who was just in Duel of the Linguist Mages, which is my current favorite for the year.
- Hardball – Live Girls – Sounds interesting, and has Alyssa Keene in it. She’s one of my favorites.
- The Woodsman – Emerald City Scene – I met the director, Danielle Franich, at Arts Crush last summer. Sounds like this one could be very good.