Seattle’s Spectrum Dance Theater will present a public lecture and demonstration on the Western Washington University Performing Arts Center Mainstage on October 24 at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The evening reveals insights into the creation and intentions of “SHOT” – a work by Spectrum’s award-winning artistic director, Donald Byrd.
It is now common place for family members, friends, and bystanders using their cell phone cameras to capture shootings and others acts, characterized as brutality, by police. Grainy images of questionable police behavior, spread through social media, have led to nationwide protests, federal investigations, changes in policy and possibly rethinking or reevaluations of one’s attitudes on race…regardless, of their actions or how they have been characterized by police, the media and others, the unarmed black men and women who have been killed by police leave behind family and people who loved them. I do not want to forget that.
from Donald Byrd's notes on SHOT