Patricia Barker brings her ballet company to Seattle

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After leaving Pacific Northwest Ballet, former principal dancers Olivier Wevers and Patricia Barker followed similar if geographically separate paths. Wevers became artistic director of Whim W’him, a company that he founded in Seattle, while Barker relocated to Michigan in 2010 as the artistic director of Grand Rapids Ballet. Now the two are back together in Seattle, with Barker’s company performing Wevers’ whimsical interpretation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this week at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. Grand Rapids Ballet also will dance a mixed repertory program called “Movemedia” consisting of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Written & Forgotten,” Penny Saunders’ “Slight,” David Parsons’ “The Envelope,” and Mario Radacovsky’s “Beethoven’s 5th.”

By Rosemary Jones | Seattle Dance Examiner
Read the story at Examiner | Published: October 7, 2015