PROGRAM NOTES: Wendy Whelan 2014-06-27T15:04:59+00:00

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Performers: Wendy Whelan, Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, Alejandro Cerrudo

World Première: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA, USA on Wednesday August 14, 2013

I. EGO ET TU (2013)

Choreography: Alejandro Cerrudo

Performers: Alejandro Cerrudo and Wendy Whelan

Musical Works:
“Monologue” from Perfect Sense and “The Twins (Prague)” by Max Richter

“Orphée’s Bedroom” by Philip Glass

“We (Too) Shall Rest” by Ólafur Arnalds

“Intermezzo II” by Gavin Bryars

Atlantic Screen Group [Max Richter, “Perfect Sense”], Universal Music Publishing Group [Max Richter, “The Twins (Prague)”]; ©1993, 1984 Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. Used by Permission [Philip Glass, “Orphée’s Bedroom”]; Nettwerk One Music Group [Ólafur Arnalds]; European American Distributors Company [Gavin Bryars]


Choreography: Joshua Beamish

Performers: Joshua Beamish and Wendy Whelan

Musical Works:
“Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826” by J.S. Bach from Glenn Gould Plays Bach


Choreography: Kyle Abraham

Performers: Kyle Abraham and Wendy Whelan

Musical Works:
“#304” and “#320” by Hauschka & Hildur Guðnadóttir

Music used by permission: Music Sales Corporation, G. Schirmer, Inc.; Touch Music


Choreography: Brian Brooks

Performers Brian Brooks and Wendy Whelan

Musical Works:
“1957 Award Montage”

“November 25, Ichigaya”

“1962: Body Building”


“String Quartet No.3”, (‘Mishima’)” by Philip Glass from Brooklyn Rider plays Philip Glass

©1993, 1984 Dunvagen Music, Publishers Inc. Used by Permission.

First Fall was commissioned by Damian Woetzel for the 2012 Vail International Dance Festival in Vail, Colorado.

RESTLESS CREATURE is the inaugural work of the Wendy Whelan New Works Initiative, and is made possible by a creative residency space grant provided by the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Presentations of Restless Creature are made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. Major support for National Dance Project is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Restless Creature and the Wendy Whelan New Works Initiative is made possible by the generous support of: Founders’ Circle: *Diana and Joe DiMenna, *Mary Jo and Ted Shen; Producers’ Circle: *Ian ArcherWatters, *Stephen Reidy, *Catherine and Mark Slavonia; Partners’ Circle: *Charles and Debbie Adelman, *Kerry Clayton and Paige Royer, *Stuart H. Coleman, Esq., *Judith M. Hoffman, and *Michèle and Steven Pesner; Patrons: Jody and John Arnhold, Candace and Rick Beinecke, Margo Krody and Mitchell J. Blutt, Mary Sharp Cronson, Barry Friedberg and Charlotte Moss, New York Community Trust/Wallace Special Projects Fund, Jon L. Stryker and Slobodan Randjelović. Additional support from Gillian Attfield, Davis S. Brown, Joseph P. Doherty, Hilda Kraker, and Fred and Irene Shen.

*Denotes a Founding Sponsor of the Wendy Whelan New Works Initiative

Ms. Whelan wishes to express her gratitude to Donya Bommer, Diana DiMenna, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen for their unwavering belief and support; Ilter Ibrahimof, David Persky, Valérie Cusson, Courtney Ozaki and Sunny Artist Management; Linda Shelton, Martin Wechsler, Cathy Eilers, Katy Myers, Margaret Hollenbeck, and the Joyce Theater Foundation; Mikhail Baryshnikov, Georgiana Pickett, Eleanor Wallace, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center; Peter Martins, Katherine E. Brown, Julia Rosenfeld, and the New York City Ballet; Rose Caiola, Erin Fogarty, and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center; Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; Wilhelm Burmann, Zvi Gotheiner, and all of the teachers who have brought inspiration with their vision of dance; and to these individuals: Ian ArcherWatters, Ella Baff, Peter Boal, Dr. Philip Bauman, Dr. Srino Bharam, Siobhan Burns, Rena Butler, Claire Chase, Francesco Clemente, James Gallegro, Jill Johnson, Ana Lopez, David Michalek, Marika Molnar, Chalvar Monteiro, Wendy Perron, Dr. Marc Philippon, Pauline Reyniak, Michelle Rodriguez, Risa Steinberg, Alexandra Wells, Deborah Wingert Arkin, Damian Woetzel, and Karen Young.

Executive Producers: Sunny Artist Management Inc., Wendy Whelan

Producers: Ilter Ibrahimof, Valérie Cusson

Co-Producers: The Joyce Theater Foundation

Co-Commissioners: Carolina Performing Arts, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater Foundation

Creative Director: David Michalek

Joe Levasseur, lighting design

Karen Young, costume design

Davison Scandrett, production manager

Meredith Belish, stage manager

Courtney Ozaki Moch, project manager