Reception & Performance with Spectrum Dance Theater

LAAN is kicking off 2018 with a powerhouse event and performance. Join your fellow Leadership Arts graduates for a special hosted reception and ticket offer at the Robert & Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts.

In addition to the delicious bites and beverages you’ve come to expect, you’ll be treated to an exclusive pre-show reception. You’ll hear from the Artistic Director of this unique Seattle-based contemporary dance company, Spectrum Dance Theater. This reception will be from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

But that’s not all! We are offering a special discounted ticket to Spectrum’s one-night-only performance of A Rap on Race at the Robert & Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 pm, immediately following the reception. This ticket offer is only available to LAAN reception guests and subscribers.

A Rap on Race: In 1970, two towering personalities of the American intelligentsia, black author and social critic James Baldwin and white anthropologist Margaret Mead, sat together and recorded a conversation on what is arguably the defining subject of the American experience – race. Now over 40 years later, two contemporary artistic icons Anna Deavere Smith and legendary choreographer Donald Byrd re-imagine this monumental moment in history into a genre- obliterating evening of “theater for the 21st century.” In this groundbreaking production featuring the world-renowned dancers of Spectrum Dance Theater, actress Julie Briskman as Mead and Donald Byrd as Baldwin, “A Rap on Race” excavates the truths buried in the facts of this cultural artifact.

Subscribe to the LAAN 2018 Event Series

Now is also your opportunity to subscribe to all four LAAN events in 2018 at an exclusive price. Past LAAN events have included behind the scenes tours of museums and street art, theater and dance rehearsals, and live music on a rooftop! Be part of LAAN 2018 and secure your spot now at these quarterly cultural events.

Thank you!