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.

— Adam Graham, Detroit News

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Film • Oct 23

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A part of our Dance Scene series.

Please join us for a special introduction by Columbia City Ballet Executive Director William Starrett and Ballerina, Regina Willoughbly. Followed by a performance by Columbia City Ballet.

Director: Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger

One of the world’s greatest ballerinas, Wendy Whelan joined the New York City Ballet in 1984 and became its Principal Dancer in 1991. Beloved throughout the dance world, Whelan is known for performing with a unique grace and intensity. The film follows Whelan as she approaches retirement, capturing the dancer as she tackles her body’s limitations and adapts to her new role in the dance community.

Columbia City Ballet’s mission is to be a premier professional ballet company in the Southeast through the presentation of art and expression to a constantly growing and diverse audience.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Dr. Gail Morrison
Richard A. Harpootlian, P.A.

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2016. USA. 90 minutes. This film is not yet rated by the MPAA.