Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan 2017

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

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Wendy Whelan joined the New York City Ballet in 1984 as an apprentice and became its principal dancer in 1991. She is a highly respected and beloved figure in the dance world. Whelan is followed as she confronts the limitations that time has placed on her body and learns to adapt to a new role in the dance community.

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Critic Reviews for Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

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  • The film offers a trove of insights into the world of dance, including many glimpses of famed choreographers and fellow performers, and reveals a performer as remarkable for her warmth and candor as for her singular artistry.

    July 27, 2017 | Full Review…
  • "Restless Creature" isn't a mere celebration of a great artist; it's a moving portrait of what happens when that artist confronts the possibility of not being able to make that art any more.

    July 25, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Seeing Whelan move with grace and elegance across the stage is as much storytelling as you need, but this all access documentary paints a full portrait and explains her importance in the field.

    June 16, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • What little dancing we do see is lovely to watch, but it's also lovely to see a performer who once seemed to have an iron grip on the barre finally learn how to be gracious and let go.

    June 15, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • An intimate and engaging chronicle of her final months with the New York City Ballet.

    June 8, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Compelling and beautifully crafted ...

    June 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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