We invite you to listen to the music on your device
while you witness our POP-UP Appearances.
Please use headphones.

To help protect the health and safety of our dancers, Whim W’Him has implemented a series of policies and procedures to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Whim W’Him developed these policies and procedures in collaboration with our dancers, who continue to lead the conversations and evolve our responses to this public health crisis. For more information, visit Washington State Coronavirus Response for the most up-to-date information on ways we can all help stop the spread and keep our communities safe.

The inspiration for Olivier Wevers’ The Way It Is arose from William Stafford’s beautiful poem (by the same name) that holds especially poignant meaning in these strange times:

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.


Whim W’Him’s new streaming service, IN-with-WHIM, launched August 13, 2020 with the release of XALT, featuring two original dance films by Penny Saunders and Olivier Wevers, with filming and direction by New York-based movement photographer and filmmaker Quinn Wharton.

Thank you for being part of the Whim W’Him family!

Thank you for supporting our work as we re-imagine new ways we can continue to create and share innovative new dance works with our community. Your support makes our work possible and we are deeply grateful for all the ways you continue to show up for Whim W’Him, our artists and each other – by donating, joining us for online creations and conversations, and sharing the work we do with families, friends and neighbors.