Joyce Theater

A Joyce Theater Production

Some of a Thousand Words

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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Funding Credits

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. 


Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $10!

Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.

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Wendy Whelan/Brian Brooks/Brooklyn Rider

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