Kaori Nakamura

What a night! – Out On A Whim #4

 Best Out On A Whim turnout and proceeds so far! Whim W'Him's big fund-raising event of the season began with two silent auctions of fine art, tickets to arts events, and various experiences. These, plus a mini-live-auction of six items—including [...]

2018-02-14T11:22:39-08:00November 9th, 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|

thoughts on Approaching Ecstasy

I was going to write a compendium of reviews and audience comments for this post. There’s been a great outpouring of praise for Approaching Ecstasy, which makes gratifying reading for everyone concerned with this choral/dance collaboration (choral music composed by [...]

2017-02-07T02:21:05-08:00May 26th, 2012|

lighting ecstasy— Jeff Forbes

There is such tension in this program between external constraint and interior feeling. It is expressed in Approaching Ecstasy in the contrast between the flat, uncompromising angles of the unadorned stage; the rectangular set pieces; the discipline of dancers and [...]

2017-02-07T02:21:05-08:00May 18th, 2012|

approaching ecstasy – on stage

Next week is opening night for Approaching Ecstasy, Whim W’Him’s inventive collaboration with The Esoterics (Intiman Theatre, May 18-20 www.Brownpapertickets.com ). First taste of the theater this last Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Quite a mass of people to deploy. But [...]

2017-02-07T02:21:05-08:00May 11th, 2012|

costuming – Anastasia Armes

Anastasia with 6-year-old daughter Mila Anastasia Armes grew up in Russia in the middling size city of Saratov on the Volga River, the sort of place, she says, “mentioned in passing in Chekhov as the example of a [...]

2017-02-07T02:21:05-08:00May 1st, 2012|

rehearsing-in the studio with Whim W’Him

Exciting to be back in the studio yesterday, observing Olivier Wevers and the dancers create. Lots of progress in the past week. And soon we'll have some new photos too! When I arrived from the airport, a beautiful Kaori Nakamura [...]

2017-02-07T02:21:05-08:00April 24th, 2012|

shaping up-3Seasons

It’s exhilarating to see things coming together. I don’t think I’ll ever get over the thrill of watching the final shape come to a show, like an old fashioned photograph appearing out of developer. Extra special this time around is [...]

2018-02-14T10:51:30-08:00June 23rd, 2011|


This summer while Olivier Wevers was choreographing Monster/Society, I was out of town, then still gone for Men in Dance when this duet for two men was first performed in early October by Andrew Bartee and Lucien Postlewaite. It has [...]

2018-02-15T20:14:01-08:00December 31st, 2010|