Since the beginning of human history, people have been forcibly compelled to leave their home to escape famine, climate change, war or persecution. Currently there are more than 65 million refugees world wide. This staggering tragedy is actually a community crisis that directly challenges our ideas about belonging and what we call home. Human-made walls and borders, constructed by collective fear, still threaten freedom and compassion daily. But the resilience and kindness that also reside hidden in the human consciousness are a constant inspiration that can provide some hope and healing.

Trail of Soles is not just a powerful dance piece; it is protest art. This is resistance.

Risa Nagel, Seattle Dances

Trail of Soles is a mature choreographic work that bears repeating and seeing again.

Dean Speer, CriticalDance

Wevers’ choreographic gift is narrative in character: he is a dance-maker who uses familiar objects to tell stories, whether through images of devils, silent film stars, umbrellas and bowler hats, or shoes. Like a good poet, he calls upon our associations with concrete items to supply hints about the meaning of dance structures that might otherwise remain abstract.

Sharon Cumberland, Seattle Gay News

Trail of Soles


January 18, 2019
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center


Olivier Wevers


Henryk Górecki


Whim W’Him wardrobe


Michael Mazzola