Michael Upchurch

X-POSED – RIPple efFECT onstage

The curtain went up on what I call "the electrocution section." RIPple efFECT, by French-born and trained, New York-based Manuel Vignoulle, premiered as the first piece on Whim W'Him's X-POSED May program. Out of industrial-sounding static and a clutch of [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:49-08:00June 10th, 2015|

what “Spark” sparked…

Frankly, I'm surprised at the near-universal praise for Whim W'Him artistic director Olivier Wevers' newest work, I don't remember a spark. Not because I don't agree with critical and viewer accolades. I do. But because a piece in which an [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:58-08:00June 13th, 2013|