SEASON Xii

INVEST IN IMAGINATION AND COMMUNITY

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When you become a member of Whim W’Him you’re getting more than just tickets. You’re joining an amazing community of dance lovers who enjoy gathering together online and in person to witness extraordinary moments of artistry and explore our shared humanity.

Your membership to Whim W’Him includes tickets to live performances PLUS access to our IN-WITH-WHIM digital offerings, including two new hybrid dance films, behind-the-scenes footage, and much, much more!

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For our twelfth season, we will collaborate with six nationally and internationally acclaimed choreographers: Rena Butler, Choreographic Associate at Gibney Company in New York, NY; returning favorite and recipient of the 2019/2020 EMERGE Award with Gibney Company and Springboard Danse Montreal, Mark Caserta; Jakevis Thomason, 2020 graduate of USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in Los Angeles, CA; Ethan Colangelo, choreographer and dancer with BODYTRAFFIC in Los Angeles, CA; New York-based performance artist, dancer and spoken word artist Shamel Pitts, a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow in Choreography; and Micaela Taylor, Artistic Director of The TL Collective in Los Angeles, CA.

Season Xii will launch in September 2021 with hybrid creations for stage and screen by Butler and Colangelo, along the performance of “NOVA” choreographed by Alice Klock & Florian Lochner. Live performances will take place at Vashon Center for the Arts and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, and the dance films–created in collaboration with filmmaker and director Quinn Wharton–will premiere on Whim W’Him’s online streaming service, IN-With WHIM. Whim W’Him’s January 2022 program will feature new dance creations by Thomason and Colangelo, and new works by Pitts and Taylor will close out the season in May 2022. All live performances are subject to COVID-19 reopening guidelines and public health and safety mandates. Programs will be offered digitally through IN-With-WHIM if live performances are prohibited.

August 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 | SEATTLE PARKS
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. PST.

SUMMER POP UPS ARE BACK!
Join Whim W’Him for a series of free, outdoor appearances in Seattle-area parks this August, featuring a brand new creation by Whim W’Him dancers, Michael ArellanoAshley Green, and Andrew McShea.

POP UP

New creations by RENA BUTLER & MARK CASERTA
“NOVA” by ALICE KLOCK & FLORIAN LOCHNER
September 9, 10 & 12, 2021
| VASHON CENTER OF THE ARTS
September 18, 2021
| WHIDBEY ISLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS

⊕ NEW DANCE FILMS OF THE CREATIONS
Filming and Direction by Quinn Wharton
Available on IN-With-WHIM

FALL 21

New creations by ETHAN COLANGELO & JAKEVIS THOMASON
January 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2022
| CORNISH PLAYHOUSE AT SEATTLE CENTER
January 26, 2022
| VASHON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
January 27, 2022 
| WHIDBEY ISLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS

WINTER 22

New creations by MAURYA KERR & MICAELA TAYLOR
May 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2022
| CORNISH PLAYHOUSE AT SEATTLE CENTER
May 25, 2022
| VASHON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
May 28, 2022
| WHIDBEY ISLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS

SPRING 22

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.”