Monday, June 15, 2020

Whim W'Him Seattle Contemporary Dance seeking Choreographers


Apply to create an original work with Whim W’Him Seattle Contemporary Dance

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 7th “Choreographic Shindig” in 2021. Selected choreographers will be invited to Seattle to create original dances with the Whim W’Him dancers. Choreographers share 3-4 week residencies, which culminate in 7 public performances of a split-bill in Seattle, at The Erickson Theatre Off Broadway in September 2021.

Whim W’Him will prioritize BIPOC choreographers in the selection process and encourages BIPOC choreographers to apply.

The Whim W’Him dancers will be curating the program, being fully involved in the selection process.


+ Choreographers will receive a $3,500 stipend; travel and housing will also be provided
+ Selected choreographers will have 60 hours of rehearsal space with the Whim W’Him dancers
+ Lighting Design and Production Stage Management provided
+ Budget for costumes, music and other technical needs is limited and shall be discussed with Artistic Director
+ Residency weeks during June, July and/or August 2021


+ All materials must be submitted in this Google Form only
+ Resume
+ Video links of recent choreographic works (minimum 3 - can be of rehearsals)
+ Brief proposal


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


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 (EXTENDED) must be received by July 31, 2020 and materials are only accepted via Google form

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