Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Whim W'Him Seattle Contemporary Dance seeking Choreographers

WHIM W'HIM Stefano Altamura

Apply to create an original work with Whim W’Him

Materials are only accepted via Google form:

Whim W’Him dancers, under the artistic direction of Olivier Wevers, seek choreographers to create new dance works for the company's sixth annual "Choreographic Shindig 2019.” Selected choreographers will be invited to create original dances with the Whim W'Him dancers. Choreographers share three to four weeks residency, which culminates in eight public performances in Seattle September 2020.

We are offering an opportunity for emerging and established choreographers to develop works on our dancers. The dancers will be involved in selecting the choreographers for the residency, which culminates with performances of the new creations. This approach gives the dancers a voice in curating the program, becoming fully involved in a new aspect of the artistic process.


+ Choreographers will receive a $3,500 stipend; travel and housing will also be provided
+ Selected choreographers will have over 60 hours of rehearsal space with the Whim W’Him dancers
+ Budget for costumes and other technical needs is limited and shall be discussed with Artistic Director
+ Residency weeks during June, July and/or August 2020


+ Resume
+ Video links of recent choreographic works (minimum 3)
+ Brief proposal including ideas and intent (PDF)


Adam Barruch, Banning Bouldin, Austin Diaz, Brendan Duggan, Jonathan Campbell, Lauren Edson, Joseph Hernandez, Kyra Jean Green, Maurya Kerr, Alice Klock, Joshua Manculich, Joshua L. Peugh, Ihsan Rustem, Bruno Roque, Omar Roman de Jesús, Yoshito Sakuraba


Since its creation in 2009 Whim W'Him has become Seattle’s hottest dance company. Led by former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal dancer and choreographer Olivier Wevers, the company is committed to innovation, collaboration, and high caliber relevant art that engages and challenges audiences. Whim W’Him is both “entirely classic and entirely now”. Voted 2011 Best Arts Organization by Seattle Weekly readers. Grand prize winner of the Palm Desert Choreography Competition for an unprecedented two years in a row. Recipient of a 2011 Princess Grace Award for Choreography and a 2012 Seattle Mayor’s Arts Awards.

SUBMISSION must be received by June 15, 2019 and materials are only accepted via Google form

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