Fall Concert: La Revue de Cuisine

Experience the unmatched choreography of Seattle favorite Olivier Wevers and the Whim W'Him Contemporary Dance Company

What happens when the Pot, engaged to the Lid, is tempted away by the seductive Whisk, while the Dishcloth’s treacherous attempts to console the Lid are thwarted by the orderly Broom?  You’ll find out in Bohuslav Martinů’s sprightly jazz ballet La Revue de Cuisine, with daring new dances by the Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance Company. You’ll also discover poetic music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, who suffered persecution by both Nazi and Stalinist regimes.  A set of haunting songs from the Vilna ghetto testify to the resilience of those who bared their souls through music even in the bleakest of times.  

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"Whim W’Him’s core concept—classical modes reinvigorated by their fusion with contemporary movement and a multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of production—has been proved to be more than viable by Wevers and his collaborators...one sees just how much variety in vision and style is yet to be explored."

- T.S. Flock for the Vanguard Seattle on May 22, 2014

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.


Click here to learn more about Whim W'Him and to view some of Olivier Wevers' choreography!


Concert Program


Mieczyslaw Weinberg

Capriccio, Op. 11 (1943)

Aria, Op. 9 (1942)

Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Leonid Keylin, violin

Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola; Mara Finkelstein, cello


Joel Engel

Freilachs, Op. 20, no. 2 (1923)

Takumi Taguchi, violin; Mina Miller, piano


Songs of the Vilna Ghetto 

Julia Benzinger, mezzo soprano

Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Leonid Keylin, violin

Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola; Mara Finkelstein, cello; Jonathan Green, double bass




Franz Schreker

The Wind (1909)

Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Laura DeLuca, clarinet; Jeffrey Fair, French horn;

 Walter Gray, cello; Kimberly Russ, piano


Dick Kattenburg

Deux Valses a la Ravel

Mina Miller and Kimberly Russ, piano


Bohuslav Martinů

La revue de cuisine: ballet du Jazz (1927), H. 161

World Premiere

Choreography by Olivier Wevers

Artistic Director, Whim W’Him

Commissioned by Music of Remembrance

With dancers from Whim W’Him


Laura DeLuca, clarinet; Seth Krimsky, bassoon; David Gordon, trumpet;

 Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Walter Gray, cello; Kimberly Russ, piano