Spring Arts Guide 2014

Let the New Season Sprout

By the time you get to the end of our huge-ass calendar of events, the sun will be shining and warm. Think of it!—Folklife and SIFF underway, June just around the corner, the Mariners playing, the kids nearly out of school. Before then, however, as you’ll read in the pages ahead, there will be shows to see at Teatro ZinZanni, Spectrum Dance Theater, and Satori Group; Julia Tai will be waving her baton at Philharmonia Northwest and the Seattle Modern Orchestra; Peter Mountford will be touring the U.S. with his new novel; and Etsuko Ichikawa and Gary Hill will complete their current gallery shows and be making new art. So summer will have to wait a little longer; there’s much to see before then. BRIAN MILLER

TZZ’s Sultry Swede, Anki Albertsson A formidable musical export stars in Teatro ZinZanni’s new show. By Gwendolyn Elliott

Julia Tai, Multitasker With more aspiring conductors than orchestras can absorb, what’s the answer? For Julia Tai, it’s DIY. By Gavin Borchert

Gary Hill’s Glass Glossary Hill is not a glass artist. So why is he working with glass? By Brian Miller

The Button-Pusher, Donald Byrd The veteran choreograher wants you to acknowledge America’s racist past, and present, with his neo-minstrel show. By Sandra Kurtz

Etsuko Ichikawa’s A-Bomb Echoes From Fukushima to Hanford to Satsop, a filmmaker feels the reverberations. By Kelton Sears

The Satori Group One of Seattle’s newest and most acclaimed young theater companies is expanding its intimate approach. By John Longenbaugh

Peter Mountford, The Internationalist This author’s fiction looks far beyond his adopted home. By Brian Miller

Calendar of Events By Margery Cercado, Imana Gunawan, Sandra Kurtz, and SW Staff

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