W’him’s ‘3×3’: 3 Renown Choreographers, 3 New Works

By Gavin Borchert

January 15, 2019

The Seattle dance company opens its 2019 season with multiple original performances

This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of Seattle Magazine.

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Root/ground, wood/axis, water/surrounding, metal/resistance, fire/kinesphere; pulse, drop and flow; triggering, rooting, grooving and mapping: These are dance maker Yin Yue’s evocative labels for the elements in her FoCo Technique, a dance method she devised that combines folk and contemporary styles.

Currently an artist-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Yue is one of the three choreographers to be featured in this month’s Whim W’him concerts. She joins Seattle’s Zoe Scofield, best known in these parts for her collaborations with visual artist Juniper Shuey; and Whim W’him founder Olivier Wevers, whose seven company dancers perform each of the three pieces. 1/18–1/26. 8 p.m. Prices vary. Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St.; 206.726.5113; whimwhim.org