On the Boards Seattle

dancer feature 1 – Jim Kent

This post starts a series of new profiles on Whim W’Him’s dancers, to be rolled out across the spring. During the week of each Behind the Scenes Dancer Feature, additional photos and interesting or amusing facts about the featured dancer [...]

2018-04-02T14:22:44-07:00March 18th, 2015|

hearing from critics – what does it mean?

Everyone likes to bask in accolades, but what can/should artists do to process criticism? How determine what to take to heart as fodder for growth, and what to shrug off as irrelevant or misguided? Whim W’Him’s first performances as a [...]

2018-04-02T14:23:55-07:00September 6th, 2013|

composing – Brian Lawlor

Brian Lawlor is, as he puts it, "a musical mutt." The composer for Whim W'Him artistic director/choreographer Olivier Wevers' revealing new I don't remember a spark,* Brian says he is a "hypercollaborator." He delights in working with theatrical, dance, and [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:58-08:00May 17th, 2013|

composing – Lena Simon

Lena Simon grew up in Venice, California and has been "doing music for a long long time." Dancer/choreographer Andrew Bartee maintains that Lena "plays a bit of everything." She's composing the music for his piece This is real. to premiere [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:59-08:00May 9th, 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|