Don’t let the title of the piece deter you from seeing one of the most aptly named dance companies in action. The Theater of Needless Talents, which will be performed by Seattle’s Spectrum Dance Theater, and presented locally by Choregus Productions, at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center, is not a comment on the quality of dancers, musicians and artists who will share the stage. Under the hand of company director Donald Byrd, Spectrum sets Theater in a concentration camp in the Czech Republic where the Nazis filmed a propaganda film showing how Jewish artists were nurtured in incarceration. In truth, the artists were forced to make the film before they died at Auschwitz. Through the arts, Spectrum reveals how humanity finds a way to shine even among the most gruesome atrocities both past and present. Tickets are $30-$50, available at

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