Built for Man of the Month: Olivier Wevers
Posted: Oct 05 2011
At Built For Man, we strive to represent smart and sophisticated style with a conscience. Each month, the BFM Blog will feature a man that epitomizes and embodies these traits; someone that we think YOU should get to know.
This month, we salute Olivier Wevers, Choreographer and Artistic Director at Seattle dance company Whim W’Him. As an artist and an innovator, Olivier uses his creative fervor for dance to infuse originality into a medium that has been practiced since the beginning of time. He was recently selected as a recipient of the prestigious 2011 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship, which is awarded to choreographers who distinguish themselves as leaders and trend-creators in their discipline. Off the dance floor, Olivier distinguishes himself with his decidedly un-Seattle-like style, incorporating colorful and quirky pieces with classic staples.
We had the privilege of sitting down for a quick interview with this avant-garde talent. Here’s what we found out about the man behind the moves.
NAME: Olivier Wevers
GIG: Choreographer/Artistic Director
GIG PERK: I get to be creative in everything that I do.
BOOK: "Hedda Gabler" by Ibsen (Might be an inspiration for a future project?)
FILM: Dancer in the Dark
RESTAURANT: Senor Moose Café in Seattle
DRINK: Bloody Mary - it's like a meal in a drink
GUILTY PLEASURE: Sugar
UNDERWEAR: Supportive yet comfortable
FETISH: Sickle Pickle - you'll have to ask one of my dancers to demonstrate!
GROOMING: My face is always a priority
ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM: Nice fitting jeans
STYLE INFLUENCE: European
FASHION FAUX PAS: Sloppy, dirty or smelly
STYLE MANTRA: Feel good!
BUILT FOR MAN MUST-HAVE PIECE: The baby Alpaca black cardigan. I’m so happy it is getting colder so I can wear it, and I might just end up living in it!
PLUG: If you are interested in future Whim W’him performances, or if you would like to make a charitable donation to a developing artistic organization visit www.whimwhim.org.
Contributed by: M.Humphrey