Comments on 3Seasons Jan 16, 2010

by Jessica

There were many good things about last night's performance by Whim W'Him. It was gratifying to see On the Boards profiting from the first of three sold-out shows and to know that some PNB audience members were becoming better acquainted with what OtB has to offer. It was a pleasure to watch five of PNB's best dancers performing up close, something that ordinarily happens only at Friday previews. It was splendid to see so many talented members of the Spectrum company, especially Kelly Ann Barton and Vincent Lopez, getting additional exposure; let's hope that many audience members will go to see them perform Donald Byrd's choreography. Although dancer Jim Kent was given little to do, even a brief exposure to him may inspire some audience members to check out his work with Scott/Powell Performance and Zoe/ Juniper.

As to the works performed last night: I've now seen seven or eight pieces choreographed by Olivier Wevers, some multiple times. I'm sorry to say that, with one...

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Seattle Times reviews 3Seasons Jan 16, 2010

by Jessica

Michael Upchurch on 3Seasons:

"I would say do anything you can — cash in your life insurance, pawn your children, whatever it takes — to grab a ticket to "3Seasons," the first full-length evening of work by Olivier Wevers and his new dance company, Whim W'Him."

Read the full review.

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Olivier Wevers | Whim W'Him Jan 16, 2010

by Tania Kupczak

Did you see 3Seasons? Click on the Comments button to read the comments of others and post your own thoughts.

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Meet Grupo de Rua Jan 14, 2010

by Jessica

While the Grupo de Rua site is entirely in Portuguese, it's worth a  look and a  rough google-translation-enhanced read.

Click here for more on the men of Grupo de Rua.

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3Season previews Jan 14, 2010

by Jessica

Are you coming to world premiere of 3Seasons this weekend? Want some material to help you prep for it? Here's a small handful of new preview pieces for you to check out:

"The choreographic style he's developed in the past few years is also virtuosic and quirky, a highly physical, musical, and detailed approach. Seeing him right now may be similar to what it was like to see Twyla Tharp or Jirí Kylián early in their careers." - Seattle Weekly

"Nonprofit arts organizations are struggling in this tough economy. So it wouldn't seem like a great time to start a new arts group. But the recession hasn't daunted one local choreographer..." - KUOW

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KUOW's Front Row Center at 3Seasons Jan 13, 2010

by Jessica

Did you know that KUOW has started a performance club? Hosted by Marcie Sillman, the club will host post-show discussions at local restaurants and bars following select performances around Seattle. On Sun, Jan 17, they'll be launching the club at the Sitting Room following that evening's performance of 3Seasons. Join them for conversation and guest appearances from Olivier Wevers and Lane Czaplinski.

Visit the Front Row Center site to learn more and read an article on seattlepi.com.

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Bruno Beltrao at the Wexner: "something virtuosic" Jan 12, 2010

by Jessica

A couple days agao Bruno Beltrao and Grupo de Rua made a one night stop at the Wexner. The Dispatch had the following to say about the performance:

"...its hip-hop attitude had been cleaned up, sped up and transformed into something virtuosic..."

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More pictures from the OtB.tv panel at PS122 Jan 12, 2010

by Jessica

Here are a few more images from a panel discussion that we hosted at PS122 to discuss the swiftly approaching launch of OntheBoards.tv. Many thanks to PS122 and their incredible staff for having us!

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[The crowd of about 80 artists, art lovers and art administrators begin packing into PS122...]

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