No question, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is the sort of person you'd like to have in your life during a pandemic. Fiercely alive, wildly inventive, wide-ranging in her artistic interests, she greets the unknown with humor, [...]
Mia Monteabaro has a reticent rather than flamboyant personality and doesn’t like public speaking, but she is very articulate and perceptive in her verbal observations. She is honest and deeply expressive in her dance. With [...]
October 21, 2019 Dance, the most (literally) touching of arts, especially contemporary dance as practiced by Whim W'Him before the virus, is hard to imagine without physical dancer interaction, not to speak [...]
What is essential work? Official definitions change every few days and differently in different places. But beyond the basic physical requirements for sustenance and rudimentary health, some needs—like art; love in its widest meanings of connection with others; a sense of play—are primal, necessary to the sustaining of human culture and life worth living.
“The dancers are incredible, kind and humble. They don’t look down their noses, arrogance doesn’t exist. That’s so obvious, and so rare,” says Melody O'Neill, Whim W'Him's patron services manager. It's certainly been my experience [...]
Hayley Buckbee & Ian Campbell ...are the people behind RSVR Visual Research. The name, a condensing of 'reservoir,' they told me, "describes our interdisciplinary studio environment and our approach to project work. We champion collaboration; [...]
"The world feels so divided now," says Whim W’Him artistic director Olivier Wevers. Each of us, no matter how kind or compassionate we consider ourselves to be, has blind spots, moments of selective empathy, insidious [...]
Born and raised in London of Turkish Cypriot parents, residing in Zurich when he’s not on the road, the peripatetic and prolific Ihsan Rustem has become a favorite with Whim W’Him audiences and critics alike. [...]