From Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch:
In a highly unusual turn, an anonymous donor has bought out all the remaining tickets to Spectrum Dance Theater’s revival of “A CRUEL NEW WORLD/the new normal” and is making them available for free (while tickets last). “CRUEL” is the first work choreographer Donald Byrd set on the company when he became artistic director there 10 years ago. An intense evening-length work, it reflected Byrd’s take on the 9/11 attacks at the time and, in the time elapsing since then, has acquired some gritty Gitmo atmosphere as well. 8 p.m. June 5-9, Emerald City Trapeze Arts Building, Seattle; click here for reservations — they’re strongly recommended, as space is limited and likely to become more so when word gets out.