X = 10 = 5 couples
stasis = frozen in time
connotations of the word ecstasy…
Olivier’s transition between a pure classical sensibility and a quirkier, more disjointed modern outlook—the final section of the music is a “manic reworking of the Madness rock classic Cardiac Arrest.” (MusicWeb International)
“X stasis,” the opener, sets a brisk pace and eclectic tone. Its five duets are full of sharp shapes fleetingly held, with fast, fluid undulations linking them. Wevers likes a bright, quick surface — but he also likes to thread something dark or taboo through it.
Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times
This imaginative piece, set to the music of Thomas Ades, included a dynamic, powerful, yet vulnerable-feeling duet between Lucien Postlewaite and Jonathon Porretta, Chalnessa Eames’ delightful seduction of a dressmaker’s dummy and Kaori Nakamura in a compelling partnership with Karel Cruz. The lifts and jumps made me gasp.
Mary Murfin Bailey, City Arts Magazine