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Diva Go See This > Kyle Abraham at OTB + Petruchska at SDT

Diva Go See This > Kyle Abraham at OTB + Petruchska at SDT

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The Divas are not joking around this weekend. GO OUT AND SEE THESE SHOWS. Why? Cause it will change the fabric of who you think you are. There are two performances happening this weekend. On the Boards is hosting Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion and our beloved Spectrum Dance Theater is performing Petruchska, Donald Byrd’s re-imagining of the Igor Stravinsky/Alexandre Benois ballet about ill-fated love. These shows are performing from two different theaters. Two perspectives. Two amazing dance intellects but from different generations. Below is a quick run down on these shows:

On the Boards – Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion

Kyle Abraham photo from On the Boards

The best and brightest creative talent to emerge from New York City in the age of Obama.” – Out Magazine. Personally, I’ve watched several videos of Kyle dancing and made it my mission to see this person live. Maybe it is the glitter, the training, the athletics but I get a feeling there is something really important in this work.
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Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd | Petruchska

Spectrum Dance Theater Company Members Photo from SDT

Oh Spectrum – how I love you and sometimes it is an uncomfortable love. Petruchska is staged at Spectrum’s Lake Washington HQ. My favorite review from the show comes from Sunbreak “Byrd’s Petruchska-this-time is as much art installation and “happening” as it is dance. The inimitable Byrd tricks you into taking your place, that, too late, you determine is a dunk tank’s seat, over a pool of eerie, erotic thrashings. There’s the pitch! Down you go, metaphorically.” That is enough to get me to cross town!
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Chavi Hohm

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