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Whim W’Him brings eclectic, dynamic dance to the Pantages

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
April 2, 2013 5:01 pm
The Whim W'Him dance ensemble. Courtesy photo.
The Whim W’Him dance ensemble. Courtesy photo.

Dancing on a whim? When it’s Oliver Wevers’ troupe, that’s exactly what happens. Coming to the Pantages this Saturday is a contemporary dance ensemble that’s rocked Seattle and beyond in the three years it’s been around, and even the group’s name highlights the main focus of creativity and spontenaity – Whim W’Him.

The group officially began in 2009, but founding director Oliver Wevers has been getting attention for his award-winning choreography since 2002. The Belgian dancer is a former principal at Pacific Northwest Ballet, but now he’s getting commissions from the likes of Spectrum Dance Theater and the Seattle Dance Project, and winning awards like California’s 2011 Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival. Whim W’Him fuses dance talent from a variety of disciplines bringing original and fresh work across demographics.

This weekend, Wevers is bringing his work to Tacoma in a don’t-miss show that includes pieces like “Fragments,” inspired by Mozart’s “Magic Flute” where dancers lip-synch opera, “Monster,” exploring issues from addiction to relationships, and “More,” set to Ravel’s famous, sinuous “Bolero.”

7:30 p.m. April 6. $19/$29/$42/$58. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

 

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