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Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature

  • The Joyce Theater 175 8th Ave New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:30pm
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8pm
Friday, May 29, 2015, 8pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2pm

Described by The New York Times as “America’s greatest contemporary ballerina,” Wendy Whelan, the former New York City Ballet principal, recently launched the Wendy Whelan New Works Initiative, which begins spectacularly with Restless Creature, a suite of four duets, each created by a talented young artist with whom Whelan also performs. This Joyce co-production and co-commission features Kyle Abraham’s The Serpent and the Smoke; Josh Beamish’s Conditional Sentences; Brian Brooks’s First Fall; and Alejandro Cerrudo’s Ego Et Tu. Set to music ranging from Max Richter and Philip Glass to Hauschka & Hilder Guðnadóttir, Restless Creature explores each artist’s particular movement style and aesthetic while capturing the essence of Whelan’s “uncompromising, generous, bold, enthusiastic, adult, at the same time decisive and investigative” (The New York Times) artistry.