Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature

Ego et Tu - Photograph by Alice Pennefather

It’s been a busy week in dance, with Covent Garden in full throttle. Alice Pennefather was on photocall duty, having captured not only Carlos Acosta’s Cubania and ENB’s sunny production of Coppélia (stay tuned for review and full gallery), but also the general rehearsal of Wendy Whelan’s latest project, Restless Creature. Using the chamber space of the Linbury Theatre, the stunning NYCB principal sets her transition to the contemporary scene in this collaboration with four different choreographers:

All Photos: © Alice Pennefather, courtesy of ROH

Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature continues at The Linbury Theatre until tomorrow. For more information and booking, visit the Royal Opera House website.

Alice’s creative talents lie in image making. After studying photography at Falmouth College of Arts, she spent 6 years travelling and working abroad, focusing on scuba diving and filming underwater. She has recently returned to London and rediscovered her love of everything Ballet. Alice now works as a freelance photographer, and is a regular at the Royal Ballet General Rehearsals – photographing for us here at The Ballet Bag. You can see more of Alice’s work at alicepennefatherdancephotography.wordpress.com


  • July 28, 2014


    So glad you like them, congratulations to you and Wendy :)

  • July 26, 2014

    Joshua Beamish

    These images are gorgeous. Thank you!