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PRESS RELEASES

SEATTLE CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY WHIM W’HIM TO SHARE THREE WORLD PREMIERES BY INTERNATIONALLY CELEBRATED DANCE MAKERS IN XPRESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Keri Kellerman Executive Director 707-350-9446 | keri@whimwhim.org SEATTLE CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY WHIM W’HIM TO SHARE THREE WORLD PREMIERES BY INTERNATIONALLY CELEBRATED DANCE MAKERS IN XPRESS Seattle, WA - Whim W’Him continues its 10th anniversary season this January with XPRESS, featuring three world premieres from three seasoned and internationally celebrated contemporary dance makers: Sidra Bell, Ihsan Rustem and Artistic Director & Founder Olivier Wevers. The program is tailored for contemporary dance enthusiasts who crave innovation and celebrate artistic exploration. Prolific movement illustrator, Sidra Bell couples fierce athleticism and pure honesty. As Dance [...]

November 13th, 2019|

Whim W’Him Announces New Executive Director Keri Kellerman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT info@whimwhim.org 707-350-9446 3417 Evanston Ave. N. #229 Seattle, WA 98103 WHIM W'HIM, SEATTLE CONTEMPORARY DANCE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR It is with great excitement that we announce Keri Kellerman will be joining Whim W’Him on October 14, 2019 as our new Executive Director. After an extensive national search, Keri jumped out as the natural choice to lead our progressive, award winning contemporary dance company into its second decade, bringing over 20 years of proven success in arts non-profit leadership, strong financial and organizational management, effective development growth, boundless collaboration and community involvement, [...]

September 26th, 2019|

Whim W’Him Kicks Off 10th Season With 5th Annual Dancer Curated Program “Choreographic Shindig V”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 9, 2019  MEDIA CONTACT Krina Turner Executive Director 707-350-9446 | krina@whimwhim.org   WHIM W’HIM, SEATTLE CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY KICKS OFF 10TH SEASON WITH 5TH ANNUAL DANCER CURATED PROGRAM, CHOREOGRAPHIC SHINDIG V  The 5th Annual Choreographic Shindig kicks off Whim W'Him's 10th Season with a celebration of the voices and choices of our dancers. Participating choreographers were selected through a global call for applications and a rigorous review process. This trailblazing program demonstrates our values by placing the power of curation into the hands of the performers. This year the company will produce and perform world-premiere contemporary dance creations by Kyra Jean Green, Joshua Manculich and Yoshito Sakuraba.   ABOUT THE [...]

September 26th, 2019|

Whim W’Him Closes Their 9th Season With Full Length World-Premiere “This Is Not The Little Prince”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2019  MEDIA CONTACT Krina Turner Executive Director 707-350-9446 | info@whimwhim.org  WHIM W’HIM CLOSES THEIR 9TH SEASON WITH A FULL LENGTH, WORLD-PREMIERE “THIS IS NOT THE LITTLE PRINCE” BY OLIVIER WEVERS  Seattle, WA (March 7, 2019)  "This Is Not the Little Prince" is Whim W’Him’s newest full-length contemporary dance production featuring choreography by Olivier Wevers and original music by composer, multi-instrumentalist, and conductor Brian Lawlor.   Performances will take place in Seattle over four evenings in June 2019. Showcasing the artistry and athleticism of our professional dancers, “This Is Not the Little Prince” promises to captivate audiences. Although inspired by the classic book “The Little [...]

September 26th, 2019|

Whim W’Him and Seattle Baroque Orchestra Present “Stabat Mater”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Krina Turner Executive Director 707-350-9446 | info@whimwhim.org WHIM W’HIM AND SEATTLE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA JOIN FORCES TO PRESENT PERGOLESI’S ENDURING MASTERPIECE STABAT MATER Seattle, WA (February 4, 2019) Award-winning Seattle contemporary dance company Whim W’Him and the Seattle Baroque Orchestra join forces in February 2019 to present Pergolesi’s enduring masterpiece Stabat Mater, the ancient hymn portraying Mary during the Crucifixion. With music direction by Alexander Weimann and world-premiere choreography by Olivier Wevers, eight musicians, two singers and four of Whim W’Him’s dancers will be featured for just two performances. Inspiration overflows in this [...]

February 6th, 2019|

Whim W’Him Announces 3×3 – 3 new creations by 3 celebrated choreographers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT Krina Turner Executive Director 707-350-9446 | info@whimwhim.org WHIM W’HIM PRESENTS 3 WORLD-PREMIERE CONTEMPORARY DANCE CREATIONS BY 3 CHOREOGRAPHIC MASTERMINDS IN JANUARY 2019 AT “3X3” Seattle, WA (December 5, 2018) - Whim W’Him, Seattle Contemporary Dance Company’s next production will feature cutting-edge contemporary dance creations by celebrated choreographers who are from coast to coast. “3x3" features world-premieres by Zoe Scofield (Seattle), Yin Yue (New York), & Olivier Wevers (Seattle). Making her Whim W’Him choreographic debut is Zoe Scofield of zoe | juniper. Zoe is a dance and visual artist from Seattle who is the winner of [...]

December 5th, 2018|

WHIM W’HIM, SEATTLE CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY KICKS OFF 9TH SEASON WITH 4TH ANNUAL DANCER CURATED PROGRAM, CHOREOGRAPHIC SHINDIG IV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT Krina Turner Executive Director 707-350-9446 | krina@whimwhim.org WHIM W’HIM, SEATTLE CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY KICKS OFF 9TH SEASON WITH 4TH ANNUAL DANCER CURATED PROGRAM, CHOREOGRAPHIC SHINDIG IV Seattle, WA (July 9, 2018) - Whim W'Him kicks off their 9th season September 7-15, 2018 with the Choreographic Shindig IV. For the 4th year in a row, dancers will perform 3 world-premiere contemporary dance creations created by choreographers they chose from an international call for applications. ABOUT THE CHOROGRAPHIC SHINDIG The Choreographic Shindig was created in 2015 to give our dancers the power to choose [...]

July 10th, 2018|

WHIM W’HIM, SEATTLE CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR JUNE 2018 PERFORMANCE, TRANSFIGURATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT Krina Turner Executive Director 707-350-9446 | info@whimwhim.org WHIM W’HIM, SEATTLE CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR JUNE 2018 PERFORMANCE, TRANSFIGURATE Whim W’Him’s show, "Transfigurate," will close out its 2017/18 Season this June and will feature the versatility of their 7 dancers. This production will feature 3 new contemporary dance creations by the unquestionably daring choreographic voices of Danielle Agami, Pascal Touzeau and Olivier Wevers. Danielle Agami started her company Ate9 Dance Company in Seattle before moving it to Los Angeles. She is a former Batsheva dancer under the Artistic Directorship of Ohad [...]

April 11th, 2018|

Whim W’Him, Seattle Contemporary Dance Company Announces New Executive Director and Details for January 2018 Performance, CONFIGURATE

ABOUT WHIM W’HIM’S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Whim W'Him Board of Directors has named Krina Turner the company’s new Executive Director. Since May 1st of this year, Krina has served as Interim Executive Director, before then she worked at Seattle Opera as Capital Campaign Manager. Krina has a dance and nonprofit background, she holds her MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University & her BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Wyoming. ABOUT CONFIGURATE For four nights in January 2018, Whim W’Him will present new contemporary dance creations by 3 international, award winning choreographers including Gabrielle Lamb (NYC), Ihsan Rustem (Switzerland) and Olivier Wevers (Seattle). In [...]

December 6th, 2017|

Whim W’him, Seattle Contemporary Dance Company Kicks Off 8th Season In September With 2 New Dancers

Olivier Wevers’ award-winning contemporary dance company Whim W’Him welcomes two new dancers for the 2017/18 Figurate season. Cameron Birts and Adrian Hoffman make their debut at the Choreographic Shindig III​, September 8-16, 2017​ at the Erickson Theatre Off Broadway. For the 3rd year, Whim W’Him dancers will perform world premieres by choreographers they selected from international applicants. ABOUT OUR NEW DANCERS Cameron Birts​, a native of Roswell, Georgia, just graduated with a BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Adrian Hoffman​, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduated from The Ailey School/Fordham University, with a BFA in Dance and [...]

August 31st, 2017|

Media Contact

Keri Kellerman
Executive Director

707-350-9446
keri@whimwhim.org

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