What they are saying in the press…

What the press said about…

Juicy Point B 2005

“Part of the fun of attending a Maureen Whiting Show is experiencing the surprisingly fresh and weirdly sexual physical movement that the Seattle-based dancer/choreographer brings to the stage.”
—Rachel Hart, Seattle Magazine 2/2005

“Whiting’s choreography—the sideways leans, vibrating fingers, clocklike turns and unexpected arcs of movement-were given absolute, gorgeous clarity by Julie Tobiason. A top ballerina recently retired from Pacific Northwest Ballet, Tobiason was compelling in this very different art form. Watching contemporary dance performed with this level of precision and projection can make you feel a new idea is being invented and coming alive before your eyes. It’s rare: downtown dance and ballet are usually kept in their separate compartments.”
—Mary Murfin Bayley, Seattle Times

Juicy Point 2004

“Whiting takes pleasure in thwarting our expectations: shifting from full throttle, kinetic dancing to more quirky physical examinations; transforming traditional performance spaces or abandoning them all together; making highly detailed movement phrases and then almost smothering them in long, sea weedy costumes.”
—Sandra Kurtz, Seattle Weekly 6/2004