Saturday, May 2 –
She was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, which she joined in 1984 as an apprentice, becoming a soloist in ’89 and a principal dancer in ’91. In her 30 years with the company – she announced her departure last year – she performed more than 50 ballets. Now, in a piece she’s collaborated on with four young choreographers, we get to see her again, in a piece that creates a suite of duets. The program will include “Ego et Tu” (Alejandro Cerrudo), “Conditional Sentences” (Joshua Beamish), “The Serpent and the Smoke” (Kyle Abraham) and “First Fall” (Brian Brooks). For one night only, Whelan, along with four other dancers, will perform Restless Creatures on the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s stage. The show is set to begin at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $45. For more information, visit www.tulsapac.com.