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This page is dedicated to the work that I love. Together, we advocate for social justice and equity. 

Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater Ensemble, Inc is a BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color) owned and operated non-profit dance organization that is dedicated People of Color and the American experience. Founded in 1982 by choreographer Olivia S Ilano Davis, Spectrum in Motion is singularly American in its method drawing from the integration of techniques from modern to ballet and traditional dance from the Global South. 

We have taken the charge since 1982 in bringing forth the conversation of underrepresentation, misrepresentation, and erasure. We have expanded the conversation beyond the racial binary that still afflicts us to this day. Our communities are representatives from the Global Majority who persevere the intersectionality of systematic oppression.


We teach movement-building skills.
Class after class, week after week, month after month.
We prepare so
cial change leaders to win movement struggles.

We are committed to:

  • Amplifying the leadership of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC); they lead all Truth School classes, or offer them in bi/multi-racial/cultural teams

  • Approaching movement-building skills from a horizontal and vertical lens (breadth and depth) and creating course catalogs which reflect this range

  • Relationship-building as the heart of movement-building; this informs the style of our classes, and our relationships with site partners, hosts, trainers and volunteers

  • Connecting people across counties, economic standing, racial identity, physical and mental ability and gender expression

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