A moment of clarity out of ambiguity
Scarred, but exquisite and unique
An allegory for our ability to conjure beauty out of strife

It’s an artful, melancholy piece that leaves its heroine a little unsteady but still standing. The whole evening is Whim W’Him at its very best.

Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times

This is a dark work, both in subject matter and visual effect, and although it’s a little bit of a downer after such two exuberant dances it showcases Wevers’ ability to suggest character and narrative within a largely abstract context.

Alice Kaderlan, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Darkness fractured to just let a bit of light through. And depending on your perspective, it’s either the light cracking through the dark, or the dark almost shutting out the light. Either way, this piece was absolutely brilliant.

Michele Solano, Thus Spoke Lady M

Catch & Release


January 20, 2017
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center


Olivier Wevers


Original composition by Brian Lawlor

Music performed by

Brian Lawlor (pianos, synths, programming), Susan Mandel (cello), Lisa Victoria (viola), Gokce Erem (violin)

Audio/Mixing engineer

Ryan Kelly


Christine Joly de Lotbiniere


Michael Mazzola


Rehearsal footage