The Wings of Ikarus Jackson

(l-r) Lynette Rathnam as Cris and Andreu Honeycutt as Ikarus in The Wings of Ikarus Jackson. Photo by Carol Pratt.
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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.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
60 minutes

Creative Team

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Adapted From
Wings by Christopher Myers
Directed and Choreographed by Devanand Janki
Music by R. MacKenzie Lewis