The choreography is dynamic, eating up the space and changing often but maintaining tone. There is risk and climatic build within the steps. Strong duets of momentus partnering and solos of technical intricacy hone the directives of different dancers before the group unites in energetic moments of unison. Blind Spot is a compelling note to end the night on.
Meredith Pellon, Seattle Dances
Olivier Wevers’ new work is consistent with his vision for the company: to focus attention on the human impulse to differentiate among types – racial, sexual, political – that result in social conflict and division. The problem for a choreographer of contemporary dance is to convey abstract ideas like this one in concrete movements, without being overly literal or resorting to pantomime. Wevers accomplishes this with an elegant use of thematic form – a spiraling circle that develops, dissolves, and re-develops throughout, isolating targeted individuals in the center.
Sharon Cumberland, Seattle Gay News
In less careful hands than Wevers’, the color-block costuming and the use of light to eliminate said colors could have made the titular theme of “Blind Spot” far too literal. However, the piece’s choreography added enough depth and raw beauty to keep it intriguing.
Lily Williamson, Teen Tix