Reviews: Wild for Wheeldon



Rachel Foster and James Moore in After the Rain
pas de deux. Photo © Angela Sterling.

 “In the past twenty years, only one ballet choreographer has emerged whose work has set off widespread, international excitement: Christopher Wheeldon.” —The New Yorker


“Wheeldon [is] regarded as one of the hottest classical choreographers of his generation. …his work has a uniquely transatlantic quality: romantic and unsettling, lush and cerebral, modern yet steeped in an understanding of the past.” —The Guardian


“Since Mr. Wheeldon emerged in the mid-1990s…it has been widely remarked how much he has learned from the legacies of George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, Jerome Robbins and Kenneth MacMillan.” —The New York Times


“Christopher Wheeldon is one of the world’s most in-demand ballet choreographers. Critics routinely praise his wit and imagination and point to his keen musicality, mastery of stage space and inventive partnering.” —The New York Times


“Wheeldon seems almost intoxicated with movement.” —San Francisco Chronicle


“Christopher Wheeldon is upending the ballet establishment. …the boy wonder of classical ballet, having created for nearly every major ballet company.” —New York Magazine

“Some have gone so far as to lay the crown of “savior of ballet” upon the boyish head of the British-born Wheeldon—who in addition to being young is also extravagantly gifted and ambitious. He is arguably the most coveted ballet choreographer on the planet.” —The Washington Post


“The first really interesting choreographer to turn up in American ballet [since] George Balanchine…a hot ticket.” —The New Yorker

ALL WHEELDON
Sep. 23-Oct. 2

McCaw Hall

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