Through IN-with-WHIM, Whim W’Him will continue to feature original dance films by some of the world’s most innovative contemporary dance choreographers, Dance & Tell conversations with Whim W’Him dancers and artists, past creations alongside interviews with the choreographers, Dance Whims mini-films created by Whim W’Him dancers, live rehearsal streams, and IN-Reach contemporary dance and fitness classes. With the return of live performances, we will also bring back our popular post-show conversations with the Whim W’Him dancers as well as our Buzz Raiser events, where visiting choreographers share their creative processes in free, public conversations with the community and offer sneak peeks of their new creations.
In addition to our regular Season Xii programming, Whim W’Him will also offer a series of free, physically distant, outdoor pop-up appearances in the summer and fall of 2021. Whim W’Him will announce dates and times for Seattle-area pop-up appearances on Facebook and Instagram and in its email newsletter.
Artistic Director & Founder Olivier Wevers shared, “While online streaming will never replace the experience of live performances, we believe in nurturing the future of contemporary dance by stretching our imagination beyond the stage and engaging with our community virtually. Filled with courage and resilience, we are determined, even while physically distant from others, to look beyond our own circumstances and interact with the world in creative ways. We are keeping new contemporary dance creations alive, for our communal healing now and to ensure a revitalized future for the arts and humanity.”