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Olivier Wevers spent the past 17 years of his life as a classical ballet dancer performing in Columbia City Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. As a choreographer, he seeks to transform established traditional vocabulary and present ballet in a new perspective. Olivier’s Shindig expands the manipulation of classic choreography to other elements of the performance including interpretations of the tutu and eliminating performance structure in favor of series vignettes that played out in front of an audience like flipping through a photo album.
Olivier was the recipient of a 2012 Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award, and in 2013 he was featured on the Seattle Channel’s Art Zone and voted Best Freelance Choreographer in the Seattle Weekly Readers’ Poll.