Whim W’him

Cast the First Rock in Twenty Twelve, the title of Whim W'him's new show, is fairly literal, since choreographer Olivier Wevers is offering up a trio of fresh creations. thrOwn is about "righteous cruelty" and retribution, with images of punishment—flogging, electrocution, and stoning—rendered with the articulate virtuosity that is becoming Wevers' kinetic signature. After such a harsh vision, we need a little sweetness, and he supplies that with La langue de l'amour, a new solo for Chalnessa Eames. Last is a gender-shifted version of the romantic pas de deux, this time featuring two male dancers, from August Bournonville's Flower Festival in Genzano. SANDRA KURTZ

Jan. 19-21, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 22, 5 p.m., 2012

 
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