In addition to these original dance films, we will also use our IN-with-WHIM platform to curate a series of digital artist interviews and chats called Dance & Tell, share behind-the-scenes experiences, and livestream some of our rehearsals so dancers, students and audiences can see how Whim W’Him and its dancers are continuing to find ways to create while adjusting our practices to comply with vital and necessary public safety mandates.
IN-with-WHIM will feature a variety of additional content, including videos of past creations from our first decade alongside interviews with the creators, contemporary technique classes, and forums around mental and physical health for dancers and movement artists.
We are also exploring a series of physically distant, outdoor FREE POP-UP performances. These performances will take place throughout the summer to engage our communities in innovative contemporary dance creations in ways that are safe and responsible.
Artistic Director & Founder Olivier Wevers shared, “While online streaming will never replace the experience of live performances, we believe in nurturing the future of contemporary dance by stretching our imagination beyond the stage and engaging with our community virtually. Filled with courage and resilience, we are determined, even while physically distant from others, to look beyond our own circumstances and interact with the world in creative ways. We are keeping new contemporary dance creations alive, for our communal healing now and to ensure a revitalized future for the arts and humanity.”