When new Whim W’Him dancer Amber Willett set off for Tübingen, Germany last year, with her husband of two weeks, he had a good teaching fellowship, she didn’t have any job. But they settled in a fairy tale village on the Neckar River. There were 500 year old trees and no cell phones. They went everywhere by bike. It was a quiet, peaceful life there, “a very good way to learn to rely on each other in deeper ways.”


Originally Amber had the idea that she would apply at Stuttgart Ballet, but it turned out to be farther away than they thought. So she applied for a choreographic residency in Tübingen, at the Inztanz International Dance Center. And