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Jim Kent finds his dream company in Whim W’Him

Jim Kent, a 2005 graduate of Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts, has danced for a number of Seattle choreographers.  A member of Whim W'him since 2010, he has appeared in more than 30 new works staged by that company, including the mammoth "Approaching Ecstasy" which places a choir of 40 men and women on stage with the dancers. Photo: Bamberg Fine Art/Whim W'him

Appearing in the June 2017 performances of Approaching Ecstasy at the Cornish Playhousewill be Cornish graduate Jim Kent. He has been a member of Olivier Wevers’ award-winning contemporary dance company Whim W’Him for the last seven seasons, dancing in numerous world and Northwest premieres of works by contemporary choreographers.

Approaching  Ecstasy is based on 18 poems by Constantine P. Cavafy and imagines what it must have been like to be a gay man in Egypt a century ago. The love poems, chosen and translated by Eric Banks (artistic director of The Esoterics) and choreographed by Wevers, are …