Welcome to the fourteenth season of Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance! Thank you for being with us for the Shindig, where our dancers have selected these three wonderful choreographers to create new works for you to enjoy. For this season, we welcome two new dancers to the W’Him family: Jacob Beasley and Kaylan Gardner. You might have seen them at our earlier pop-ups, so you know the talent they bring to our company. Please join us in giving them a W’Him Welcome.
Also, while we miss Karl Watson on the stage, we welcome him behind the scenes, as he takes on the role of Company Manager/Director of Education, and as he works to develop dance programs for Whim W’Him.
This year, Whim W’Him embarks on a Metamorphosis. Long in planning, now underway, we are building the Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance Center, a state-of-the-art dance facility. Located on the top of Queen Anne, the Center’s studios will be a distinctive resource to the Seattle community. The Center will be the home of our office and rehearsal space. As we begin to truly spread our wings, we’ll send a wave of dance love across the city, offering contemporary dance classes and intensives (with available scholarships) with Whim W’Him dancers, notable local dance instructors, and visiting choreographers. In addition to providing world-class dance training, we will be able to offer space for local teachers of other movement-based programs.
As our new home takes shape over the coming months, we hope you can join us as partners in this exciting journey. Please join our Butterfly Effect campaign
! You’ll find QR codes throughout the space to help you take part. You can use these codes to help finance Center needs–feel free to purchase more than one! They include flooring, lighting, sound system, wheelchair lift installation, supplies and chairs, as well as funds to subsidize scholarships and space for artists. This important campaign will be going all season long to raise money directly for our WWCDC.
President, Board of Directors