Q Magazine Features Deke Weaver and Jennifer Allen on "The Unreliable Bestiary"

December 6, 2023

Deke Weaver is a professor of New Media in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois and Jennifer Allen is a choreographer and director when not working at her acupuncture practice in Champaign. Q Magazine sat down with Weaver and Allen ahead of the “CETACEAN” premiere to discuss their careers, the development of their latest show, and the power of theater to dramatize ecological connectedness and crisis. 

Read more in Q Magazine's interview.

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During the first choreography run with the giant whale models, Deke Weaver (in green) works with the performers to time out a dramatic interlude when a whale mother and her child come under attack. The creative energies of Weaver and his wife Jennifer Allen are paired up with dancers, designers, and other creative specialists as they build the production for CETACEAN.
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