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, grace and depth. On March [...]
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 of proximity to a live [...]
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 as well with this company [...]
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; this dialogue between the artist [...]