Saturday, February 4, 2012 - Thursday, February 23, 2012
Ikarus Jackson can fly. Some think it's strange. But when one girl sticks up for him, Ikarus learns to let his spirit soar in this inspiring Kennedy Center dance/theater adaptation of Christopher Myers's colorful children's book. Age 6+
World Premiere Kennedy Center Commission Adapted by Jerome Hairston from the book Wings by Christopher Myers Music by R. MacKenzie Lewis Directed and Choreographed by Devanand Janki Featuring Neville Braithwaite, Felicia Curry, S. Lewis Feemster, Mark Hairston, Andreu Honeycutt, and Lynette Rathnam
There is something puzzling about the new boy at school. Instead of a backpack, Ikarus Jackson has a feathery white set of wings and can fly. To get away from the kids who are taunting him for his uniquely feathered look, Ikarus soars through the city, over rooftops and playgrounds, like a slow-motion instant replay. Just when he thinks he's all alone, a brave schoolgirl tells him what someone should have from the start: "your flying is beautiful." Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Christopher Myers's colorful and lovingly assembled collage-illustrated children's book comes to life as an all-new dance-theater piece. For age 6 and up.