Nevermind - Nirvana's 1991 album described as "sheeny" by resident DiS listings editor Alex Denney, just then, when I asked him to describe it in a single word - is to get a dance make-over by a Seattle-based theatre group.
The Spectrum Dance Theater - note that American spelling there, typo-freaks - are to premiere their interpretation of Nevermind on March 31, at Seattle's Moore Theatre. Choreographer Donald Byrd - who has previously worked on the Broadway take on The Color Purple (American, again) - commented:
"The tragedy of his drug addiction that didn't allow [Kurt Cobain] to see with the kind of clarity that would have made for different choices, I was just kind of drawn to that."
Two dancers are to portray the central characters of Kurt and his wife, that big-lipped blonde thing. No longer do we speak its name. The show is not thought to be absolutely biographical. The Seattle Times also reports that its dance moves incorporate those of the LA punk scene.
A little slam dance, anyone?