Seattle Met on Olivier Wevers and his supergroup Dec 21, 2009
Jean Lenihan has a feature in January's edition of Seattle Met that covers the upcoming premiere of 3Seasons by Olivier Wevers and his brand-new company, Whim W'Him. The story begins:
THE “PRINCE ” HAS grown up. For the last 12 years, Olivier Wevers has been the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s most reliable dancer, carrying lead roles in story ballets and experimental works alike. He transitions easily between Cinderella’s Prince and “the prince of abstract ”—hence the courtly nickname. But this month, the 38–year–old will strike out on his own, debuting his new dance company Whim W’Him with a performance of the ensemble piece 3Seasons. It’s a playful, provocative piece showcasing familiar Seattle dancers in new contexts—swapping gender roles, breaking classical ballet lines, and donning neo–tutus.