Spectrum Dance Theater presents
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The Race & Climate Change Festival - The Encore | July 18 – 31, 2021

The Race & Climate Change Festival presents a series of virtual dance, video, audio, and visual experiences in which guests explore a future world order that has emerged after a major global climate disaster. It is also a place where current concern around the long-term impact of climate change is confronted through panel discussions and imaginative engagements with the BIPOC communities and youth of Seattle.

This month-long virtual Festival will unfold across multiple dimensions at the intersection of Science, Race, Afro-Futurism, Imagination, Speculation, Sci-Fi, Social Sciences, and Philosophy.

The Festival experience invites visitors to explore and imagine future communities, called shucks, coping with the long-term impacts of climate change on the physical world and humanity. This glimpse into the future showcases the stories of surviving humans, how they have adapted to the new reality, and their interpretation of the impact and events of pre-climate disaster.