Wendy Whelan's Farewell Performance for New York City Ballet

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    Wendy Whelan's ballet career spanned three decades at the New York CIty Ballet.

    Quite a feat in an industry which makes high demands of the body.

    In the words

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    Wendy Whelan's ballet career spanned three decades at the New York CIty Ballet.

    Quite a feat in an industry which makes high demands of the body.

    In the words of her surgeon "ballet dancers are God's athletes".

    nnIn 2012, after an injury free career, Whelan was crippled by a hip problem and underwent intensive surgery causing her to have a two year break for rehabilitation.

    nnUpon her emotional return in the Fall of 2014 she decided to announce her retirement at the end of the season.

    nnThis short montage shows an excerpt from that performance.

    The pieces performed were created uniquely for her final farewell performance by two of the choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky who were most influential in her career.

    nnThe excerpts are taken from the documentary Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan (2016).

    The pieces performed are This Bitter Earth choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and By 2 With & From choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky.nnDo have a look at my Tumblr to see wonderful images:nbellisvintage.tumblr.com/archivenhttp://bellisvintagemono.tumblr.com/archivennThe Three Graces - Elegance, Beauty and Style.

    nn"She fell through the cracks.

    And into a world of beauty."nn"Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

    Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

    Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."nI do not own the rights to this movie excerpt, I am using the clip for critique and comment in a non-profit manner.

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