Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
directed by Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger
As this documentary begins, Wendy Whelan is 46, battling a painful injury that has kept her from the ballet stage, and facing the prospect of impending retirement from New York City Ballet. Whelan braves the surgery that she hopes will enable her comeback to NYCB and then begins to explore the world of contemporary dance, stepping outside the traditionally hierarchical world of ballet to create Restless Creature, a collection of four contemporary vignettes forged in collaboration with four young choreographers. Now in limited release.