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RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN
Thursday, April 13
Dreamland FILM & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, MAIN THEATER
Director / Producers: Adam Schlesinger & Linda Saffire
90 MIN / USA / Color / 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: New York Film Festival (2016)
A riveting and intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan at the end of her record setting thirty-year career with the New York City Ballet. Now 46, Whelan, one of the modern era’s most acclaimed dancers, is battling a painful injury that has kept her from the ballet stage. The film follows her journey of tremendous strength, resilience, and good humor through a surgery that she hopes will enable her comeback to NYCB. At the same time, Whelan begins to explore the world of contemporary dance, as she steps outside the traditional world of ballet to create a collaborative project with four young choreographers.