Wendy Whelan
Brian Brooks
Brooklyn Rider

Brian Brooks and Wendy Whelan

Some of a Thousand Words

Wednesday–Thursday | 7:30pm
November 29–30, 2017

Herbst TheatreVenue Information



Some of a Thousand Words

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About This Performance

Former New York City Ballet star ballerina Wendy Whelan’s post pointe-shoe career has embraced collaborations with contemporary artists and musicians who themselves re-draw the blueprints for what makes art. This season she teams up with dancer-choreographer Brian Brooks to reprise their duet, First Fall which is part of the larger piece, Some of a Thousand Words. The program also features string quartet Brooklyn Rider, who will perform live, serving as equal partners in both shaping and being shaped by the evolution of Brooks’ choreography. Music will include works by John Luther Adams, Tyondai Braxton, Philip Glass, and pianist Evan Ziporyn, and a new work from Brooklyn Rider’s own Colin Jacobsen.