glancing backward – and ahead

2012 brought new horizons, new challenges and new triumphs to Whim W'Him, now ensconced as the resident dance company of Intiman Theatre (recently renamed Playhouse at the Seattle Center). As a salute to the past year's achievements, here is a brief [...]

2018-02-14T13:09:28-08:00January 4th, 2013|

dancing lives—Tory Peil

***It's spring and Whim W'Him activity is stepping up! So from now through Approaching Ecstasy (May 18-20, 2012) I'll be posting on Tuesdays as well as Fridays. VFB*** Last spring Tory Peil took a big step professionally. Her career in [...]

2018-05-24T15:33:23-07:00March 23rd, 2012|

dancing lives- Lucien Postlewaite

What is it like to juggle obligations to two companies, especially such different ones as Pacific Northwest Ballet and Whim W’Him? In the recent PNB Don Quixote, principal Lucien Postlewaite danced Basilio, the lead male role, in several performances. During [...]

2017-02-07T02:21:06-08:00March 9th, 2012|

illuminated – Michael Mazzola

Michael Mazzola lit all three premieres, by Olivier Wevers, of the Casting the First Rock in Twenty-Twelve program, as he has each Whim W’Him production to date. The lighting conception for the witty and playful Flower Festival is both deceptively [...]

2018-02-13T17:03:14-08:00February 4th, 2012|

testing-first steps on thrOwn set

Today was an exciting rehearsal. Everyone was "on," in an upbeat mood, both making jokes and ready to work hard. The first time in the house for this production. And then there was the lovely preview in the Seattle Times [...]

2018-02-13T16:50:34-08:00January 16th, 2012|

teasing – la langue de l’amour

La Langue de l'amour is a frothy, sassy, provocative little solo in the tradition of last year's hit Coquette. Choreographed last fall by Whim W'Him's Olivier Wevers, it premiered in November 2011 as part of a New Orleans Ballet Association [...]

2018-02-08T17:20:21-08:00January 4th, 2012|