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NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
THE MINSTREL SHOW REVISITED
Spectrum Dance Theater
Choreography by Tony Nominee and Bessie Award Winner Donald Byrd
October 28-30, 2015
In 1991 Donald Byrd created “The Minstrel Show” to critique the convention of blackface and to give historical context to the racially motivated murder of 16-year-old Yusef Hawkins. In the more than two decades since, Mr. Byrd has updated the work to reflect on contemporary race relations and recent killings, like those of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown. In “The Minstrel Show Revisited,” Mr. Byrd’s Seattle dance troupe presents a provocative fusion of entertainment and social indictment. Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., next Friday at 8 p.m., Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 La Guardia Place, at Washington Square South, Greenwich Village, 866-811-4111, nyuskirball.org.