Contemporary dance troupe Whim W’him continues to serve new choreography to Seattle audiences with a increasingly wide aesthetic range. Founder and artistic director Olivier Wevers founded the company with a fusion of ballet and contemporary movement in mind, and in this style he has created a diverse body of work ranging from witty, saucy satire to grittier pieces on the subject of violence and justice.
With THREEFOLD, Seattle audiences will be treated to three new works from three choreographers: Wevers himself, Loni Landon from New York City and Penny Saunders from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. New musical compositions from Paul Moore and Brian Lawlor will accompany some of the works.
Seattle has a diverse and deep dance scene, and Whim W’him is one of the most accessible acts for audiences who admire ballet movement and virtuosity and want something with edge. To pull it off, Wevers brings in not just rising choreographers, but exceptional dancers. It always makes for a fun party before and after the performance, especially on opening night. (We’ll be there, so come looking stylish!)
Whim W’him Presents THREEFOLD
When: January 16 & 17 (show at 8 PM), January 18 (show at 5 PM)
Where: The Cornish Playhouse (201 Mercer St)
Buy tickets online. $25 advance, $30 at the door. $15 for students.