Joshua Beamish, Kyle Abraham, Wendy Whelan, Alejandro Cerrudo & Brian Brooks by Christopher Duggan

Joshua Beamish, Kyle Abraham, Wendy Whelan, Alejandro Cerrudo & Brian Brooks by Christopher Duggan

I felt quite emotional on October 18, when Wendy Whelan said her farewell to New York City Ballet. I can’t even imagine how Wendy herself must have felt!

Wendy Whelan has touched so many of our lives onstage and off. I am so happy I was there to see her final performance. I cannot wait to see what she continues to bless all of us with in her life and ongoing dance career. I have loved filming her, talking with her, laughing with her and watching her face countless times on my computer screen over the past few years as I edited films for Restless Creature and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Vail International Dance Festival

Wendy Whelan by Christopher Duggan

Wendy Whelan by Christopher Duggan

Oh, what a night! Wendy Whelan was so gorgeous on her last night with New York City Ballet. And we all can’t wait to see what comes next. She says it best in this interview with NYC-ARTS, featuring my film footage from rehearsals and performances of Restless Creature:

Wendy Whelan ballet film feature on NYC-ARTS

“I wanted to fight for something. I wanted the challenge. I wanted to feel what it feels like to climb again. And I did.” – Wendy Whelan

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