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Theater & art

Dance Review

Whelan is a ‘creature’ beautifully transformed

BECKET — The great New York City Ballet principal Wendy Whelan has always skimmed a beautifully fey line between ballerina and creature. “Creature” suggests wildness, though in fact Whelan is a master of reserved clarity. But she is one of those artists who submerge their physical selves into their art in such a way that humanness is, for a few sublime moments, transcended.

And the “restless” in “Restless Creature,” the program Whelan stars in this week at Jacob’s Pillow? It explains why Whelan gathered up four contemporary choreographers to create works for her using their individual movement vocabularies, artistic sensibilities, and stylistic idiosyncrasies: She wanted the challenge.

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