For Immediate Release:
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WENDY WHELAN TO PERFORM RESTLESS CREATURE AT THE BROWN THEATRE
WHEN: Saturday, May 23, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Brown Theatre, 315 West Broadway
HOW: Tickets start at $25. Kentucky Center Members call the Member hotline at (502) 566-5144. Standard tickets available online, by phone (502-584-7777, 800-775-7777), and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office and drive-thru. Please call (502) 566-5111 (V) for information about the range of accessibility options we offer to enhance your performance experience.
SPONSORS: Presented by The Kentucky Center
Louisville’s Wendy Whelan, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for 25 years, explores diverse movement landscapes in Restless Creature, a series of four duets with choreographers Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo. Restless Creature had its world premiere at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in August 2013.
Whelan began her dance training at the age of three with a local dance teacher. After performing as a mouse in the Louisville Ballet’s The Nutcracker, she joined the Louisville Ballet Academy where she began formal training. In 1981, she received a scholarship to the summer course at the School of American Ballet in New York City, joining as a full-time student a year later. Whelan then went on to spend her professional career at the New York City Ballet, a career that spanned 30 years.
This presentation of Restless Creature by Wendy Whelan was made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. Major support for NDP is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Melton Foundation. Additional support provided by Yum! Brands, Inc.