Wendy Whelan: Former New York City Ballet Member - Her Rise from Anomaly to Stardom
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Like caviar, New York City Ballet dancer Wendy Whelan was at first an acquired taste. But soon this wiry, angular, one-of-a-kind artist inspired company directors Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins to feature her uniqueness. Whelan’s subsequent rise to Principal Ballerina status coincided with a rapidly growing fan base – an enormous audience who continue to cheer her on to this day. Now fifty, following hip surgery and a glorious farewell at NYCB, Whelan dances on, collaborating with today’s most innovative contemporary choreographers, promoting their important work in the process.
Restless Creature, the new, aptly named documentary profiling Whelan’s life, is currently being held-over in theaters across the country. Excerpts will be featured in a revealing, dancer-to-dancer conversation with fellow NYCB alumnus, Steven Caras.
Note: Admission includes lunch prepared by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center.
Sponsored by Susan Bloom
Doors open 30 minutes prior to program. Please allow time for parking. Program subject to change.
Schedule & Tickets
Tickets: $95· Call 561-832-7469
Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 11:30am · tickets · add to calendar 2018-01-22 11:30:00 2018-01-22 14:30:00 America/New_York Wendy Whelan: Former New York City Ballet Member - Her Rise from Anomaly to Stardom https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/948982/wendy-whelan-former-new-york-city-ballet-member-her-rise-from-anomaly-to-stardom Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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