Instantly Bound

reacting to what people say

Seattle was enjoying gleeful hysterics a week or so ago in its role as the 12th Man. An interesting concept that, one which—for all the commercialism and hype— gets at a crucial and universal element of every fine performance in [...]

2018-02-09T12:54:14-08:00February 6th, 2014|

program notes – how much is enough?

"You'll never please everyone," says Whim W'Him artistic director Olivier Wevers. But I find it intriguing to try. As the writer of Whim W'Him program notes, I'm very curious about what level of detail an audience desires. Maybe you, the [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:55-08:00January 30th, 2014|

listening to body language – Juanjo Arques

Spanish guest choreographer Juanjo Arques is learning the dancers of Whim W'Him. They talk together a little and then start to move with a series of improv exercises in couples. Juanjo makes suggestions. After a few minutes, the couples change. [...]

2020-06-04T10:46:03-07:00December 19th, 2013|