Approaching Ecstasy

reflecting – Jim/Kyle/ Thomas

As the May show of #unprotected is coming together—opening tonight at the Erickson Theatre!*—I thought it would be interesting to ask the three male Whim W'Him dancers, to reflect on this year's season. (The women had a say in an earlier [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:54-08:00May 15th, 2014|

trying out / finding whimmers

The public wasn't due at the Joyce Theater, for its Ballet v.6.0 program, until evening. The house waited empty except for a photographer and writer from Dance Magazine and a few observers like Patricia Barker and Michael Auer of Grand [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:57-08:00September 12th, 2013|

Whim W’Him photo favorites 3 – Adam Bamberg

Whim W'Him is fortunate to have Adam Bamberg, of Bamberg Fine Art Photography— along with wife Kim Bamberg and co-conspirator Molly Magee—as official recorders of the company's most striking moments. Here are Adam's thoughts on the favorite photos he chose for [...]

2018-02-13T09:30:39-08:00April 26th, 2013|

glancing backward – and ahead

2012 brought new horizons, new challenges and new triumphs to Whim W'Him, now ensconced as the resident dance company of Intiman Theatre (recently renamed Playhouse at the Seattle Center). As a salute to the past year's achievements, here is a brief [...]

2018-02-14T13:09:28-08:00January 4th, 2013|

trying out – Kyle Matthew Johnson

Kyle Matthew Johnson, the one male among Whim W’Him’s newest cohort of dancers, was born in Tacoma, WA and grew up participating in all sorts of art forms. He drew; he painted; he performed in musicals. He played the violin [...]

2018-02-14T13:09:27-08:00December 11th, 2012|

Men in Dance – and MORE

At least as judged by some of the most renowned representatives of the species, men in dance have had fraught and convoluted inner histories. From Diaghilev and Nijinsky to Erik Bruhn, Nureyev, Antony Tudor, Balanchine and Jerome Robbins (to mention [...]

2018-02-14T10:59:54-08:00October 19th, 2012|

Whimmers keep on moving

Sumer is icumen in! Whimmers are scattering—traveling and dancing all over the world. SHANE OHMER is ranging farthest across the globe with Bad Boys of Dance. For CHALNESSA EAMES, a Carribean vacation with her husband Ash Modha will be followed [...]

2018-02-14T10:51:28-08:00June 4th, 2012|