FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2018
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WHIM W’HIM, SEATTLE CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR JUNE 2018 PERFORMANCE, TRANSFIGURATE
Whim W’Him’s show, “Transfigurate,” will close out its 2017/18 Season this June and will feature the versatility of their 7 dancers. This production will feature 3 new contemporary dance creations by the unquestionably daring choreographic voices of Danielle Agami, Pascal Touzeau and Olivier Wevers. Danielle Agami started her company Ate9 Dance Company in Seattle before moving it to Los Angeles. She is a former Batsheva dancer under the Artistic Directorship of Ohad Naharin. French born choreographer, Pascal Touzeau is a former dancer with Ballet Frankfurt under the Artistic Directorship of William Forsythe, and former Artistic Director of Ballettmainz. Most recently, Pascal founded a France based company, Alienor Ballet Contemporain. Olivier Wevers will premiere his 25th new creation for the company and has led the company into its upward trajectory since 2009. Chosen Magazine said that Wevers “has become synonymous with creative ingenuity”.
Whim W’Him presents TRANSFIGURATE
June 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8PM
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
$30 Advance | $35 day of | $55 premium | $15 Student Rush | $5 TeenTix
Single tickets are on sale at brownpapertickets.com
ABOUT THE FEATURED CHOREOGRAPHERS
Danielle Agami, Choreographer
Danielle was born in Israel in 1984, where she studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance High School and was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company. Between 2007 and 2009, she served as the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dancers Create, and functioned as the company’s rehearsal director from 2008-2010. After 8 years with Batsheva, she moved to New York to serve as the Senior Manager of Gaga U.S.A. In 2012 Danielle relocated to Seattle, where she founded Ate9—to fully realize her artistic voice as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Danielle was the grand prize winner of the 2013 & 2014 Annual Choreography Festival at the McCallum Theatre and Dance Magazine’s Top 25 to watch in 2015. In 2016, she was recognized with the Princess Grace Award for Choreography.
Pascal Touzeau, Choreographer
Trained in classical ballet at the Conservatoire in his home town of Bordeaux, France, Pascal began his performance career with l’Opera de Bordeaux, Ballet Bonn and Ballet Wiesbaden. From 1992 to 2001 he was a soloist with Ballet Frankfurt under the direction of William Forsythe. Before becoming artistic director at Balletmainz (2009-2014), he served as associate director and choreographer at Ballet Carmen Roche and as ballet director and choreographer for Ballet Madrid. In 2011, Pascal was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.
Olivier Wevers, Whim W’Him Artistic Director and Choreographer
Dedicated to creating works of artistic innovation and collaboration, Brussels born Olivier founded Whim W’Him in 2009. Before establishing the company, he was a principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. His awards and recognition include the Princess Grace Foundation Choreography Fellowship, the City of Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award, the grand prize award for an unprecedented two years in a row at the annual Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival in California, and the Artist Trust/ Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship Award. He participated in the National Choreographers Initiative and the prestigious New York Choreographic Institute. Olivier has created works for companies and festivals around the world, including Pacific Northwest Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Northwest Dance Project, BalletX, Spectrum Dance Theater, Prix de Lausanne, White Bird’s 4×4 Ballet Project, and Dance the Dream Seattle
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Whim W’Him is an award-winning Seattle-based contemporary dance company founded in 2009 by Olivier Wevers, former Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer and choreographer. The company presents all new works and has a mission to be a platform centered around choreography and dance for artists to explore their craft through innovation and collaboration. Since its formation in 2009, Whim W’Him has created 53 new contemporary dance works with 33 global artists. whimwhim.org ###