Rose Theatre

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan - Ends Thursday, 6/29

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan - Ends Thursday, 6/29

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 6/29 4:15
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"A magical documentary about a prima ballerina in New York City and the challenges she faces at age 46." — Spirituality and Practice

In 1984, Wendy Whelan joined the New York City Ballet as an apprentice; by 1991, she had been promoted to Principal Dancer. She quickly became a revered and beloved figure throughout the dance world. Wrote Roslyn Sulcas, “her sinewy physicality, her kinetic clarity, and her dramatic, otherworldly intensity have created a quite distinct and unusual identity.”

Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger’s film follows this extraordinary artist throughout a passage of life that all dancers must face, when she must confront the limitations of her own body and adapt to a different relationship with the art form she loves so madly. 

“Triumphant…a woman of extraordinary strength and determination.” - Hollywood Reporter

90 min.