ARTE NOIR EDITORIAL

SPECTRUM DANCE THEATRE'S 40/20 ANNIVERSARY

2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of Spectrum Dance Theatre, and the 20th Anniversary of Donald Byrd’s Artistic leadership!

It's a big year for the organization as they celebrate two major anniversaries. The party kicks off with the launch of their 40/20 season, beginning with the performance, OCCURRENCE 11. The program will run from October 13-16 + 20-23, 2022, and features excerpts from Occurrence #1- #10.


The first Occurrence was presented at La Usina Del Arte in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 20, 2016. Over the past six years, there have been 10 iterations of the Occurrence program. In addition, it has grown into a much-loved Spectrum tradition – the kickoff of the Company’s performance season. Modeled on Merce Cunningham’s “Event”, where old works and newly created movement ideas are mingled, juxtaposed, and reconfigured, where perspectives are shifted, and where different works are often performed simultaneously.

Spectrum's anniversary season will also feature Donald Byrd’s The Harlem Nutcracker Teaser, coming in December.

This promises to be an exciting opportunity to celebrate the resilience and legacy of both the Spectrum Dance Theatre and Artistic Director Donald Byrd. Be sure to secure your season pass or individual tickets for these stunning performances, available here!