Geneva Jenkins

on dancing #unprotected

At Q&A sessions after the Whim W’Him performances that concluded last Friday, the dancers were asked about their experiences with this program. The black box Erickson Theatre on Capital Hill holds only about 150 people, in contrast to Whim W’Him’s [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:54-08:00June 8th, 2014|

refining – Andrew/Annabelle/ Olivier

When last we met the three choreographers of Whim W'Him's #unprotected program on this page, they were at various stages of creation. Andrew Bartee had a name for his piece, a strong theme and some ideas about structure, but had [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:55-08:00May 1st, 2014|

always changing – Andrew Bartee

I’m here, but it’s not the same is the title of the piece Andrew Bartee is creating for Whim W'Him's May show.* "It’s about the inevitability of change and changing as a person," he says, "an idea that fascinates me [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:55-08:00March 26th, 2014|

celebrating – Whim W’Him’s fifth season

Whim W'him's Instantly Bound program, January 17-19, 2014 at Cornish Playhouse (formerly Intiman Theatre/Seattle Center Playhouse) kicks off its fifth season. As well as showcasing three Seattle premieres (two of them created for this show), it's the occasion for several [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:56-08:00January 9th, 2014|

restaging – Instantly Bound

Bullets shatter a peaceful school or shopping mall. Instantly Bound, created by Whim W'Him artistic director Olivier Wevers for Philadelphia's Ballet X last spring, fractures the events of such a day. Fragments of scenes—short-lived vignettes, time reversals, repetitions, what ifs—cross [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:57-08:00November 7th, 2013|

exploring – Geneva Jenkins

"From the beginning movement was an essential language," says GENEVA JENKINS, who will be joining Whim W'Him this fall when January program rehearsals start. "I’m not sure it was a decision.” Though she’s followed what seems like quite a different path, [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:57-08:00October 22nd, 2013|