WINTER ’23 PROGRAM

NEW CREATIONS BY
MIKE ESPERANZA

ANNABELLE LOPEZ OCHOA
OLIVIER WEVERS

January 20 – 28, 2023
CORNISH PLAYHOUSE

January 25, 2023
VASHON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

SEATTLE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA & WHIM W’HIM CONTEMPORARY DANCE – PAS DE DEUX

FEATURING NEW CREATION BY

Olivier Wevers

FEBRUARY 10, 2023 – 7:30 – 9:30 pm
FEBRUARY 12, 2023 – 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Town Hall Seattle

Seattle Baroque fans will recall the beautiful partnership between the Orchestra and the Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance company that resulted in stunning new choreography for Pergolesi’s famous Stabat Mater. Rachell Ellen Wong and Olivier Wevers join forces to make a new creation based on J. S. Bach’s Concerto for 2 violins and strings, BWV 1043. Presented with four dancers and Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Pas de Deux will challenge your expectations of old and new. The program will feature additional instrumental works by Pisendel, Fasch, Telemann, Scarlatti & Durante.

$20 tickets with code WHIM

SPRING ’23

FEATURING NEW CREATIONS BY

Emilie Leriche
Olivier Wevers
Rauf Yasit

MAY 12 – 20, 2023 Cornish Playhouse
MAY 17, 2023 
| Vashon Center for the Arts
MAY 24, 2023 
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

Closing Season 22/23, Whim W’Him presents SPRING ‘23. Featuring internationally acclaimed creators Emilie LericheRauf Yasit alongside Founder and Artistic Director Olivier Wevers, these new works represent the vanguard of contemporary dance. Emilie Leriche, a French-American choreographer based in Sweden, performs with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and was a 2015 Princess Grace Award winner. Rauf Yasit, also known as rubberlegz, is the creator of an original movement language that breaks down barriers between dance genres. Born and raised in Germany, Yasit is now a Los Angeles-based choreographer, director, dancer and visual artist. In his third new work of the season, Olivier Wevers continues to explore his fluid movement language and theatricality, which makes Whim W’Him a standout amongst contemporary dance companies.

SPRING ‘23 will be presented at Cornish Playhouse on May 12, 13, 19, 20.
Whim W’Him will also present the program on Vashon Island at the Vashon Center for the Arts on May 17, 2023, and on Whidbey Island at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts on May 24, 2023.

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illuminating that art exists within each and everyone

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