A preview of Wendy Whelan's new vehicle, "Restless Creature," by Elaine Stuart in The Boston Globe.
Yet the stakes are equally high for Whelan, working in a different medium. Over the course of her long career, she has danced many contemporary ballets by choreographers including Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, and William Forsythe, but these four works represent new terrain. While each duet has a distinct voice, the movement overall is more fluid and grounded than classical or even neo-classical ballet. (At an early showing of “Restless Creature,” Whelan remarked that taking off her pointe shoes was like removing her bra.)