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
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