We return for our 13th season with three in-person programs of all-new contemporary dance creations, a collaboration with Early Music Seattle, and our popular free outdoor summer POP UP performances. This electrifying season features eight nationally and internationally lauded choreographers creating new work for Seattle audiences: Keerati Jinakunwiphat, one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2021; Dolly Sfeir, 2019 Grand Prize recipient of the Palm Desert Choreography Competition and 2020 Jacob’s Pillow Choreography Fellow, Nicole von Arx; Mike Esperanza, acclaimed artist from NYC; returning for her 5th creation, WW favorite and one of the world’s most sought after choreographers, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa; Emilie Leriche, dancer and creator, based in Sweden with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani; Rauf Yasit aka Rubberlegz, Los Angeles based choreographer, director, dancer, and visual artist; and Whim W’Him founder and artistic director, Olivier Wevers.
Season 22/23 opens with FALL ‘22 back at the Erickson Theater on Capitol Hill featuring new, commissioned creations from Jinakunwiphat, Sfeir, and von Arx. Also known as our annual Choreographic Shindig, the Whim W’Him company dancers curated this exciting program from over 200 applicants worldwide. The new year kicks off with our WINTER ‘23 program at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center with new works from Esperanza, Lopez Ochoa, and Wevers followed by our SPRING ‘22 program with incredible works from Leriche, Yasit, and Wevers. Catch each program on Vashon Island’s Vashon Center for the Arts and at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, as well!
In-person performances are subject to COVID-19 reopening guidelines and public health and safety mandates.
SUMMER POP UPS ARE BACK!
Join Whim W’Him for a series of free, outdoor appearances in Seattle-area parks this August.
AUG 2022 | AIDS Memorial Pathway, Olympic Sculpture Park, Volunteer Park, Waterfront Park, XO SEATTLE
FEATURING NEW CREATIONS BY
Keerati Jinakunwiphat, Dolly Sfeir & Nicole von Arx
SEPT 9 – 17, 2022 | Erickson Theater
SEPT 14, 2022 | Vashon Center for the arts
FEATURING NEW CREATIONS BY
Mike Esperanza, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa &
JAN 20 – 31, 2023 | Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
JAN 25, 2023 | Vashon Center for the arts
JAN 31, 2023 | Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
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