Restless Creature: A project of the Wendy Whelan New Works Initiative Works & Process at the Guggenheim by Mary Sharp Cronson

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Panel discussion 1: Wendy Whelan discusses the creation of Shen Wei"s Body Study III, adjusting to the music; working in the studio with Shen Wei, this work being his first on pointe, how Whelan began the Restless Creature project, working with four choreographers and how they met, working with Jerome Robbins compared to working with these four young choreographers, and setting up the next piece by Joshua Beamish. Panel discussion 2: The four choreographers and Wendy Whelan discuss the creation process for each of their dances and working with Whelan, Whelan talks about the trust and chemistry needed for a pas de deux and the inner narrative used in a male/female duet, how important women were in Balanchine"s works compared to this project, and setting up the next piece by Brian Brooks.

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Other titlesWorks & Process, Wendy Whelan, Whendy Whelan: Restless Creature
Statementperformance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson
SeriesWorks & process at the Guggenheim collection, Works and process at the Guggenheim
ContributionsBaff, Ella, moderator, Whelan, Wendy, dancer, Shen, Wei, 1968- choreographer, Abraham, Kyle, 1977- choreographer, Abraham, Kyle, 1977- speaker, Beamish, Joshua, choreographer, Beamish, Joshua, dancer, Beamish, Joshua, speaker, Brooks, Brian, 1974- choreographer, Brooks, Brian, 1974- dancer, Brooks, Brian, 1974- speaker, Cerrudo, Alejandro, choreographer, Cerrudo, Alejandro, speaker, Grant, Cameron, 1951- performer, Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987, Xenakis, Iannis, 1922-2001, Kržišnik, Borut, composer, Glass, Philip, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Physical Object
Format[videorecording] :
Pagination1 videodisc (77 min.)
Number of Pages77
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Open LibraryOL26935801M

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Whelan is set to perform Wednesday at the Harris Theater. Whelan more recently has decided to explore the world of modern dance, a realm distinctly separated in many ways from her balletic comfort zone.

"Restless Creature," she might be called, and that is the name of her new project, fully unveiled for the first time Wednesday evening in the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

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Restless Creature, the new documentary covering her transition out of NYCB, hits select theaters in New York on May It gives us a chance to look back on one of the most fraught times in Whelan's life, when she was giving her all onstage at the Koch Theater, yet.

After an unprecedented year career with the famed New York City Ballet, legendary ballerina Wendy Whelan has performed the lead in (virtually) every one of the ballet of the company’s vast repertoire, and has originated principal roles in around.

Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks rehearsing Restless Creature, photo by Erin Baiano. It was a wonderful sendoff to her new career as impresario, innovator, and modern dancer. • After four decades as a duo, the famed Eiko & Koma are going their separate professional ways (for now).

InWhelan began developing new collaborative projects. Her inaugural project, Restless Creature, which premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in August ofis a suite of four duets, created by and danced with four of today's most cutting edge contemporary dancer/choreographers, Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks and.

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Inas her career at New York City Ballet began to wind down, Whelan started developing new collaborative projects. First Fall was part of her inaugural project, Restless Creature. Wendy Whelan’s “Restless Creature,” at the Joyce, and Alexei Ratmansky’s new “Sleeping Beauty,” at American Ballet Theatre.

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