Seattle 2015

October 7-11, 2015
Cornish Playhouse
201 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Patricia’s triumphant return to the Pacific Northwest is the signature event of the fall.
Grand Rapids Ballet will open the Seattle tour with three performances of Olivier Wevers’ whimsical interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  MOVEMEDIA | Seattle, with shows on Saturday and Sunday, a mixed rep at the Cornish Playhouse in Seattle, WA features works by internationally renowned choreographers. The performance will include Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s humorous and thought provoking WRITTEN & FORGOTTEN, Penny Saunders brilliant and majestic look into the dynamic of light in Slight, David Parsons’ modern masterpiece The Envelope, and Mario Radacovsky’s brilliant Beethoven’s 5th. Don’t miss this homecoming 5 years in the making.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

October 7, 2015 at 7:30pm
October 8, 2015 at 7:30pm
October 9, 2015 at 7:30pm

MOVEMEDIA | Seattle

October 10, 2015 at 7:30pm
October 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

Olivier Wevers’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream

MOVEMEDIA | Seattle Trailer

The dancers of the Grand Rapids Ballet’s re-imagined version of Olivier Wevers’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream

…an engaging journey of astonishing originality.

-MLive.com

Patricia Barker presents Olivier Wevers’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Choreographer Olivier Wevers teams up with critically acclaimed lighting designer Michael Mazzola to create a 21st century version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” told through the eyes of a young Nick Bottom. In the work, Young Nick, the little boy over whom the royal fairy couple quarrels, is a changeling with no lines. The ballet takes place in Young Nick’s mind as he dreams of becoming an adult and running for president. Across the arc of the ballet, Nick Bottom’s character grows and the audience watches how his experiences of being bullied, reading books, and seeking love, stimulate his imagination and come to life in a dream.

cheeky and funny and poignant at the same time.

-MLive.com

Olivier Wevers

Choreographer

Originally from Brussels, Belgium, Olivier Wevers is the founder and Artistic Director of Seattle’s critically acclaimed contemporary dance company Whim W’Him. In 2012, Wevers was honored with the City of Seattle’s Mayor’s Arts Award, and in 2011, he received the Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship. In both 2011 and 2010, Wevers’ work took home the grand prize award at the Annual Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival in California and he has also been named by Dance Magazine as one of their 25 to watch. Read more…

Whimsically surreal

-St. Louis Post Dispatch

Patricia Barker and Grand Rapids Ballet presents:

MOVEMEDIA | Seattle

MOVEMEDIA | Seattle features works by internationally renowned choreographers. The performance will include Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s humorous and thought provoking WRITTEN & FORGOTTEN, Penny Saunders brilliant and majestic look into the dynamic of light in Slight, David Parsons’ modern masterpiece The Envelope, and Mario Radacovsky’s brilliant 5th Symphony. Don’t miss this homecoming 5 years in the making.

Written & Forgotten

Choreographer- Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

WRITTEN & FORGOTTEN is an exploration on returning to the long-time memories of childhood. How much gets distorted through the eyes of youth and innocence? To read more about Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, click here…

Slight

Choreographer- Penny Saunders

Slight is a study in illumination, intercepting light as it flickers and glows, creating shadows and shapes produced by bodies coming between rays of light. The outcome is an all-encompassing sensation that the whole stage is moving, breathing, and living. To read more about Penny Saunders, click here…

The Envelope

Choreographer- David Parsons

Performing in Seattle for the first time, the Envelope is a social commentary about loss of identity and individuality in quasi-efficient and highly ordered social structures such as a contemporary office environment. Whatever valuable content the envelope conceals, its delivery is a complex and convoluted journey fraught with questions of authority, accountability, risk and reward. To read more about David Parsons, click here…

Beethoven’s 5th

Choreographer- Mario Radacovsky

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is the masterwork of a genius. Radacovsky’s choreography captures the sheer force of Beethoven’s music. Strikingly dramatic with superb interpretation, Radacovsky brings this brilliant Symphony alive full of force and fate. To read more about Mario Radacovsky, click here…