Some of a Thousand Words is the second collaboration between Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks featuring live music by the New York-based string quartet, Brooklyn Rider. The evening includes the duet First Fall, which Wendy and Brian first developed for Restless Creature (co-produced  by The Joyce Theater in 2013). Described as "luminous" and a "tour de force" in the Boston Globe and "instantly intimate" in the Chicago Tribune, First Fall bears testament to the personal friendship and effervescent artistic chemistry which emerged from these two collaborators. Wendy and Brian further explore this relationship with a new collaborator, Brooklyn Rider, who will perform existing music from composers John Luther Adams, Tyondai Braxton, Philip Glass, Evan Ziporyn and a new composition from Brooklyn Rider's own Colin Jacobsen.


This new evening is being co-commissioned by the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, The Joyce Theater, the Modlin Center for The Arts at the University of Richmond, and Kentucky Center for the Arts.