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Hagoromo | ICE at BAM

  • BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

Part of 2015 Next Wave Festival

International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Music by Nathan Davis
Libretto by Brendan Pelsue
Choreography by David Neumann
Puppetry by Chris M. Green
Conceived and directed by David Michalek


Presented in association with American Opera Projects

An angel’s garment, possessed of mysterious powers, falls to a remote island on Earth, where it is found by a poor fisherman. To get it back, the angel offers up her greatest celestial gift: a dance of incomparable beauty.

Dance icons and former New York City Ballet principals Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto, contralto Katalin Károlyi and tenor Peter Tantsits, and puppets by Chris Green come together in this inspired reimagining of a Japanese Noh theater classic. With choreography by David Neumann, costumes by Belgian fashion icon Dries Van Noten, and an original score by Nathan Davis—performed live by the International Contemporary Ensemble and Brooklyn Youth Chorus—Hagoromo merges genres to send a stranded spirit back to heaven.

Costumes by Dries Van Noten
Lighting design by Clifton Taylor
Stage design by Sara Brown
Puppetry design by Chris M. Green and David Michalek
Dramaturgy by Norman Frisch

Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 5, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 6, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 7, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 8, 3:00 pm


Nathan Davis' original score was created through ICE's First Page commissioning program in memory of Claude Arpels and thanks to the lead support of Van Cleef & Arpels, Marisa Arpels, and Claude J. Arpels.


ICE’s 2015-16 performances and commissioning activities are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, French American Cultural Exchange (FACE Foundation), the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, New Music USA, The Amphion Foundation, The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Concinnity Fund, The Casement Fund, the BMI Foundation, the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.

Later Event: November 10
ICE at Kenyon College