Spectrum Dance Theater

dancer feature – Thomas Phelan

Thomas Phelan is a problem solver, for fun, to learn, and in handling situations in or out of the studio and on or offstage. He takes a pragmatic, figure-it-out stance toward to life and art. "I’m a fairly positive person," [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:50-08:00May 7th, 2015|

dancer feature 2 -Tory Peil

TORY PEIL. Powerful. Intense. Voracious. Tory Peil is warm, funny, verbal, and full of strong feelings. She loves the exaggerated physical comedy of burlesque or Olivier’s reimagining of Les Sylphides and is equally capable of great dramatic range, as in artistic [...]

2018-05-26T15:28:29-07:00March 26th, 2015|

exploring – Geneva Jenkins

"From the beginning movement was an essential language," says GENEVA JENKINS, who will be joining Whim W'Him this fall when January program rehearsals start. "I’m not sure it was a decision.” Though she’s followed what seems like quite a different path, [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:57-08:00October 22nd, 2013|

choosing 2 – Back, sack and crack (continued)

Whim W’Him artistic director Olivier Wever’s new piece, showing through December 9 at Spectrum Dance Theater,* addresses the immense sense of freedom gained from being allowed to think of oneself as beautiful, as an object of sexual regard, as a [...]

2018-02-08T16:50:21-08:00December 3rd, 2012|

choosing 1- Back, sack and crack

Sexuality, identity and conformity were, in my initial reading, the themes of Back, sack and crack.* But I was curious about Whim W'him artistic director Olivier Wever’s own thoughts on choreographing the piece, and in particular why he chose its [...]

2018-02-13T10:09:25-08:00November 30th, 2012|

dancing for your life – Ty Alexander Cheng

Next week, at the Out On A Whim #4 auction to benefit Whim W’Him,* Ty Alexander Cheng will dance with his former partner Kylie Shea Lewallen, in artistic director Olivier Wevers's sassy, sizzling Coquette. It’s probably been a year since they [...]

2017-02-07T02:21:04-08:00October 28th, 2012|

dancing lives—Tory Peil

***It's spring and Whim W'Him activity is stepping up! So from now through Approaching Ecstasy (May 18-20, 2012) I'll be posting on Tuesdays as well as Fridays. VFB*** Last spring Tory Peil took a big step professionally. Her career in [...]

2018-05-24T15:33:23-07:00March 23rd, 2012|