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Performer: Wendy Whelan

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Wendy Whelan embraces minimalism in The Day

Wendy Whelan and Maya Beiser in The Day © Reed Hutchinson and CAP UCLA
The Day features music by David Lang and choreography by Lucinda Childs as former ballerina Wendy Whelan and cellist Maya Beiser perform together in this work contemplating memory, mortality, and aging.
***11
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Wendy Whelan / Brian Brooks: Some of a Thousand Words

Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks © Nir Arieli
The body as it moves, in all its human vulnerability, is never free of emotion. Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks collaborate on Some of A Thosand Words, performed in San Francisco.
*****
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Hagoromo: a Tale of Heaven and Humanity

Wendy Whelan is proving that there’s plenty of life for older dancers if there are new works that can make use of their special abilities and lifetime of experience.
***11
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Wendy Whelan's Restless Creature: Four Collaborative Contemporary Duets

A disappointing programme of choreography that fails to sublime the New York City Ballet principal's talents.
**111
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New York City Ballet presents Balanchine's longest relationship

Who was George Balanchine’s greatest muse? If her name is on the tip of your tongue, and you think that she must be a famous ballerina, think again. From their first collaboration in early in the 1920s, composer Igor Stravinsky inspired and challenged Balanchine with his music, starting in France and then expanding into different countries.
****1
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