doubleXposure Presents underXposed, ep. 01: Spectrum Dance Theater Tackles Covid

Welcome to underXposed:

One Issue. One Guest. A Lot to Think About.

In our first episode of underXposed, co-host Marcie Sillman takes a quick dive into a timely issue: after eighteen months of pandemic protocols, many arts organizations hoped life would resemble some form of normalcy by September 2021. The virulent Delta variant dashed those hopes. Spectrum Dance Theater's Executive Director Tera Beach explains to Marcie how the professional dance company and community school have tried to roll with the punches and keep their doors open.


"One of the disappointing things is seeing leaders - religious leaders, sports leaders, whatever - actively talk about not getting the vaccine." -- Tera Beach


SDT Executive Director, Tera Beach, and host Marcie Sillman talk re-opening the arts in the midst of Covid-19. Credit Hilary Northcraft


Tera Beach and Marcie Sillman at Spectrum Dance Theater. Credit Hilary Northcraft

ABOUT THIS EPISODE'S GUEST


Tera Beach has served as the Executive Director for Spectrum Dance Theater since 2018. Previously, Beach spent eighteen years working for former Washington State congressman Jim McDermott. In this role, she honed her knowledge of arts and culture, including gaining a deep understanding of how the arts work as an economic driver for the region. Beach is also a trustee for the Wing Luke Museum and Humanities Washington.


For more on Spectrum Dance Theater visit: https://spectrumdance.org/