A Joyce Theater Production
In 2013, former New York City Ballet superstar Wendy Whelan entered the world of contemporary dance when she and four choreographic collaborators performed in Restless Creature, a Joyce co-production. A program highlight was First Fall, a duet in which she partnered with choreographer and dancer Brian Brooks. Described as “luminous” and a “tour de force” (Boston Globe) and “instantly intimate” (Chicago Tribune), First Fall was a testimony to the personal friendship and effervescent artistic chemistry which emerged from these two collaborators. This season, Whelan and Brooks return to The Joyce with their second collaboration, Some of a Thousand Words, with all works performed by the duo in a program that includes First Fall and features live music by the sensational string quartet, Brooklyn Rider, who performs works by Philip Glass, John Luther Adams, Tyondai Braxton, Jacob Cooper, and a new composition from Brooklyn Rider’s own Colin Jacobsen.
Top image by Nir Arieli.
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The project is co-commissioned by the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, The Joyce Theater, the Modlin Center for The Arts at University of Richmond, and Kentucky Center for the Arts.
Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of Wendy Whelan/Brian Brooks/Brooklyn Rider provided by Virginia and Timothy Millhiser. Special support provided by First Republic Bank, with additional support provided by The Ted & Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund, and Barry Friedberg and Charlotte Moss. Commissioning support provided by The Joyce Theater’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work.