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Wendy Whelan - A National Treasure

Christopher Duggan | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

Ella Baff introduced her before every performance as a National Treasure, and that's the perfect description. There's a reason she's a superstar. She is just captivating.

Photographing Wendy Whelan In Restless Creature

Christopher Duggan | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

After years of photographing and filming performances and rehearsals, Nel and I believe in the power of great dance documentation, but nothing compares to seeing Wendy Whelan perform live. She is captivating, enthralling, alluring -- I just can't describe how I feel when I watch her dance.

Photography for the Joffrey Ballet's Season Brochure

Christopher Duggan | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

When the Joffrey Ballet asked if I was willing to go to Chicago for three days to photograph their dancers for their 2013-2014 season brochure, I was thrilled. There was only one week to make it work for all of us. It just so happened that was the week Hurricane Sandy was rolled up.