Hagoromo, featuring celebrated dancers Wendy Whelen and Jock Soto, comes to BAM November 3. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of articles and videos related to the show. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought below and by posting on social media using #WendyWhelan.
Hagoromo: Taking Flight (BAM Blog)
BAM's Susan Yung sits in to watch Wendy Whelan with her paler puppet doppelganger.
'Hagoromo' Features Steps Not Found on the Head of a Pin (New York Times)
Two dancers, two singers, 20 girls from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, life-sized puppets, and six puppeteers are just the beginning of Hagoromo.
"Wendy Whelan Dances in Dries Van Noten in Hagoromo" (Vogue)
The Belgian fashion icon picked silk kimonos with lush color fades for the Hagoromo costumes.
Watch & Listen
Hagoromo Rehearsal (YouTube)
A Hagoromo puppet works on its moves with Wendy Whelan.
Wendy Whelan on Life After New York City Ballet (YouTube)
As the prima ballerina turns to modern dance, she’ll be focused on “losing the lightness” and “putting […] weight into the ground.”
Slow Dancing (YouTube)
High-speed cameras capture impeccable dance form in this film from Hagoromo director David Michalek.
What did you think of the show? Were the puppets able dance partners? Will you be saying yes to more Noh theater from now on? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #WendyWhelan.