The selling point of three brand new works from Olivier Wever’s Whim W’Him party team filled the Intiman Theatre on every night whenever thawing heaps of slush in Seattle roads mounted to your knees. Boots are not strictly a fashion option. “Cast the very first Rock in Twenty Twelve” came with plenty of temperature of the very own, however.
Two faster works, La Langue de l’amour and Flower Festival, led up to the night’s major showcase, thrOwn, but that’s not to imply they weren’t as appreciatively gotten. If you’re during the theater as a few, you need to be careful exactly how loudly you clap for the wickedly titled La Langue de l’amour, if the partner takes it being a passive-aggressive hint of some sort.
A solo en pointe tease by Chalnessa Eames in a deranged-pixie wig, Langue employs pantomime and, in this context, the not-so-sublimated eroticism for the allegro motion of a Domenico Scarlatti harpsichord sonata as Wevers wrings every glistening fall of intercourse appeal from the ballerina’s formal precision (a gauzy wisp of costume by Christine Joly de Lotbiniиre helps with that effort). Typically, ballet prevents conjuring up the illicit awe inspired whenever Eames bends and looks straight right straight back through her legs during the market. Through charade, she makes a determined that is pretty detail by detail proposition of delights—Oh my, whipped cream?—in the offing in the event that object of desire (a spotlight selected somebody when you look at the market) calls her. Later on, after thrOwn, it’s going to appear impressive that the exact same individual danced both in.
After Wevers’ reinterpreted Flower Festival, however, individuals rocketed from their seats to applaud. Most of the terms to explain what Wevers has been doing right right here needs to be French and alive to tones of nuance; Bournonville’s perky-footed peasant courtship provides method to two guys in matches (Andrew Bartee and Lucien Postlewaite in Mark Zappone’s costumes that are sharp-looking whom take part in a types of dominance display. Leer más