PITTBURGH PREMIERE OF WENDY WHELAN’S INAUGURAL TOUR CANCELLED DUE TO WHELAN’S EXTENDED RECOVERY
Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Dance Council announced today that the performance of Wendy Whelan’s Restless Creature, schedule to be presented on Saturday, March 22 at the Byham Theater, as part of the Pittsburgh Dance Council Season, has been cancelled.
“It is with great regret that we have had to cancel the inaugural performance of Wendy Whelan’s Restless Creature in Pittsburgh,” said Paul Organisak, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Dance Council and Vice President of Programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “Following a hip surgery that took place just one week after the August 14, 2013 premiere of her Restless Creature, Wendy Whelan, in consultation with her doctors, concluded that her body needs more time to heal.”
Whelan said, “It is with careful thought and with the support of my wellness team that I have decided to postpone the tour of my project Restless Creature, until I have made a more complete recovery from the hip surgery I had last August. I have worked diligently following my surgery to meet my deadline for being rehearsal ready, but I simply need more time to strengthen and heal. I have to honor my body’s wishes. I know I will continue to make progress, and I hope to bring these wonderful new pieces of choreography to life very soon with the physicality they both deserve and require to be shown at their absolute best.”
Dance Council season subscribers and single ticket buyers will be able to exchange tickets to the Wendy Whelan performance for either another 2013-14 Dance Council performance, or for a performance during the 2014-15 Dance Council season. Refunds may also be requested.
To exchange tickets, or for more information, call the Theater Square Box Office at (412) 456-6666.