Erickson Theatre Off Broadway Capitol Hill
Sept 7–15, Wednesdays–Sundays, 8 pm
Recommended by Rich Smith
Whim W’Him kicks off their fall season the way they have for the last four years: with a sort of opposite day where dancers choose the choreographer with whom they want to work. This year, performers have selected award-winning choreographer Omar Román De Jesús, Hubbard Street’s 2017 Choreographic Fellow Alice Klock, and LoudHoundMovement’s Brendan Duggan. De Jesús’s recent work looks super-fluid and powered by inertia. The dancers look like gyroscopes spinning in space, occasionally bouncing off one another. Duggan’s stuff also feels pretty abstract, but ultimately it remains rooted in theatrics and storytelling. He’s also not afraid to use a little humor. Zachary Whittenburg of Dance Magazine rates Klock as one of their “25 to Watch 2018,” calling her work “densely dimensional, unpredictable, strangely graceful, and wild.” Couldn't agree more. Watching her dance, the laws of physics seem to change every 20 seconds. Don’t miss this one.