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Wendy Whelan

Restless Creature
Wendy Whelan
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 8:00pm

Question and Answer Session
Jackson Hall
Ruth Rosenberg, Artist Engagement Coordinator, Mondavi Center, UC Davis

Long acclaimed for her interpretations of Balanchine and Robbins, former New York City Ballet principal Wendy Whelan is simply too talented to be defined by the work of one choreographer. In the kickoff project of her New Works Initiative, Whelan will dance in a contemporary suite of duets with four rising choreographers. Set to music ranging from Max Richter and Philip Glass to Hauschka and Hilder Guðnadóttir, Whelan dances with contemporary artists Kyle Abraham, Josh Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo. The New York Times writes, “It’s hard to think of another woman who could dance these pieces, by four different choreographers, half so strikingly. Everything about her is riveting, interesting, unusual, intelligent.”

Event Info

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 8:00pm