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Special Screening of “Restless Creature”

Documentary | 2017 | 91 minutes | Directed by Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger

This film will be shown indoors in the theater. Post-Screening Q&A with the film’s subject, former NYC Ballet Principal Dancer, Wendy Whelan and Director Adam Schlesinger.

In 1984, Wendy Whelan joined the New York City Ballet as an apprentice; by 1991, she had been promoted to Principal Dancer. She quickly became a revered and beloved figure throughout the dance world. Wrote Roslyn Sulcas, “her sinewy physicality, her kinetic clarity, and her dramatic, otherworldly intensity have created a quite distinct and unusual identity.” Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger’s film follows this extraordinary artist throughout a passage of life that all dancers must face, when she must confront the limitations of her own body and adapt to a different relationship with the art form she loves so madly.

An NYFF54 selection. An Abramorama release.

 

Photo: Paul Kolnick

Venue

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Website:
http://www.southamptonartscenter.org

TAKEOVER! Artists in Residence and HANDOFF: Weaving in Space

Saturday Feb 09 - Sunday Apr 14

Take a rarely seen peek into the creative process when nine East End artists take over the galleries of Southampton Arts Center with pop-up studios, exhibiting completed works while focusing on new projects during gallery hours. TAKEOVER Artists include Scott Bluedorn, Daniel Cabrera, Darlene Charneco, Kara Hoblin, Ruby Jackson, Laurie Lambrecht, Jerome Lucani, Paton Miller, and Jeff Muhs.

TAKEOVER "Hangouts"

Thursday Feb 14 - Thursday Apr 11

Every Thursday from 6-8 PM - FREE! Come socialize with the "Takeover" artists in residence in the galleries every Thursday from 6-8 PM during the run of the show. Watch them work, play ping pong, listen to music, have a drink, and just hang out!