Details about the exhibition:
Preview still photos of all the performers, including dancers from around the world, as well such modern dance icons as Koma, Eiko, Judith Jamison, Karole Armitage and Trisha Brown may be seen here:
Ms. Whelan had this to say about her experience:
What I did for the camera was a simple class combination. I found that the less I did the better for me. It was sissons [a type of jump] mostly. I felt, when I looked at myself, youthful and hopeful and reaching for higher, but definitely imperfect—which I didn’t mind. I knew I had to let that go. I felt like each person gave a little poem in their film. Everyone had a story and a mood. They were all so different and I fell in love with each of them so differently. Falling in love with somebody’s essence.