Discover the mesmerizing intersection of movement and emotion in our season opener, FALL ’23! Prepare to be captivated by the dynamic talents of ingenious choreographers Hannah Garner, Dava Huesca, and Ana Maria Lucaciu as they unleash their innovative creations onto the Erickson stage.
Every year, the Whim W’Him dancers select three choreographers from hundreds of applicants to create with. Breaking away from convention, these extraordinary artists have embraced the power of collaboration and self-expression, resulting in a profoundly personal program with three exciting new choreographic voices presenting in Seattle for the first time.
Hannah Garner, is a New York based director, choreographer and dancer and is a founder of 2nd Best Dance Company. In 2020, Dance Magazine named her one of their 25 to Watch. Recent credits for Hannah’s choreography, which “tackles topics like death and queer identity through rigorous, inventive movement and wit” (Lauren Wingenroth, Dance Magazine) has been commissioned by GroundWorks DanceTheater, Gibney’s ‘dance-mobile’ series, Triskelion Arts, Kizuna Dance among others.
Dava Huesca is a performing artist, teacher, and choreographer currently living in New York City. She is the co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts collective LLAB Rats which seeks to practice art as activism for the benefit of Black folks. She has performed with Telfar TV, Yin Yue Dance Company, Johannes Weiland, Laja Martin, Maxine Doyle, Rena Butler, Christoph Wrinkler, Sidra Bell, Damani Pompey, Martha Graham Dance company, and more.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Ana Maria Lucaciu is a freelance choreographer and performing artist based in New York City and Antwerp, Belgium. Ana Maria has performed and created works with contemporary dance’s foremost choreographers, including Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Jirí Kylián, Jo Stromgren, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and many others.