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Wendy Whelan -- Into The Future


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#16 Buddy

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 05:02 PM

Yes, these really are beautiful performances, sandik. I had tears in my eyes the first time that I watched them.



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 09:00 PM

I've seen a number of dancers in the duet from After the Rain (my home company does it) but it's always special to something performed by the person it was made on.



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Posted 23 July 2015 - 10:54 AM

From what I can tell, sandik, not only was After the Rain "made on" her, but she also did a lot of the 'making' as she probably did with the other works "made on" her by Christopher Wheeldon. For me, not only is it special to see "something performed by the person it was made on," but in Wendy Wheelan's case she's one of the very best in the world at this sort of thing. I once saw a brief video clip of a Kabuki actor and the soulful expression of his basic humanity was mind boggling. At times at the Mariinsky I've seen Alina Somova and Oksana Skorik perform with similar personal depth and beauty, but it's not exactly the heartfelt depth of Wendy Whelan, it's more transcendental.

 

 

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