Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature

The Vail premiere of a collection of ballets created specially for celebrated ballerina Wendy Whelan. The project began in Vail in 2012 with the pairing of Whelan and Brian Brooks in a new duet for NOW: Premieres. That acclaimed collaboration led to Whelan commissioning three more dynamic choreographers to join her in creating a full evening entitled Restless Creature. Joining Whelan in this unique collaborative performance are Kyle Abraham (The Serpent and the Smoke); Joshua Beamish (Waltz Epoca); Brian Brooks (First Fall) and Alejandro Cerrudo (Ego Et Tu).

"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."  -The New York Times

Read a review of Restless Creature in The New York Times HERE.

VIDF Honors Wendy Whelan (Post-Performance Dinner Reception)

Vail International Dance Festival will honor Ms. Wendy Whelan, one of the most acclaimed ballerinas of all time. Ms. Whelan's expansive career includes 30 years with New York City Ballet and 20 years performing at the Vail International Dance Festival.

A dinner reception will be held in the VPAC's May Gallery, following the Restless Creature performance on August 6. A very limited number of tickets are available for the general public to attend this event, which will be attended by Ms. Whelan, Festival Artistic Director Damian Woetzel, and additional Festival artists.

VIDF Honors Wendy Whelan Reception Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 970.845.TIXS(8497). Ticket pricing is based on demand and is subject to change.

Photo: Wendy Whelan and Alejandro Cerrudo
Restless Creature - Ego Et Tu
By: Christopher Duggan