Programs

2013 Next Wave Festival

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Sep 17—Dec 22, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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BAM’s signature fall festival returns for its 31st season, presenting a dynamic lineup of work by emerging artists and innovative modern masters. The 2013 Next Wave Festival showcases the very best in contemporary performance, plus artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film.

Read more about the history of the Next Wave Festival.


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PAST EVENTS
Theater
The Blue Dragon
 

Robert Lepage directs and performs in this visually stunning tale of love in Shanghai. 

Sep 18—Sep 21, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Theater
Not What Happened
 

Writer Ain Gordon explores history lived versus history told in rural America. 

Sep 25—Sep 29, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Theater
Hans was Heiri
 

Acrobats dangle and tumble in this inventive work from Swiss duo Zimmermann & de Perrot. 

Oct 23—Oct 26, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Theater
Nosferatu
 

Polish theater troupe TR Warszawa delivers a new take on the vampire legend.

Oct 30—Nov 2, 2013
US Premiere
 
 
Theater
An Enemy of the People
 

Thomas Ostermeier returns to BAM with Ibsen’s dark satire of democracy gone wrong.

Nov 6—Nov 10, 2013
US Premiere
 
 
Theater
The Humans
 

Theater, music, and sculpture combine in this humorous account of man’s fall from grace. 

Nov 13—Nov 17, 2013
US Premiere
 
 
Theater
Water
 

Personal dramas intertwine amid the climate crisis in this exquisite theatrical reverie. 

Nov 13—Nov 17, 2013
US Premiere
 
 
Theater
La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast)
 

Actors interact with projected imagery in this sophisticated take on a classic fairy tale.

Nov 21—Nov 23, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Theater
Bodycast
 

Actress Frances McDormand embodies artist Suzanne Bocanegra in this creative self-portrait.  

Dec 3—Dec 7, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Theater
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
 

Fiona Shaw performs Samuel Taylor Coleridge's eerie tale of penance paid on the high seas. 

Dec 10—Dec 22, 2013
US Premiere
 
 
Theater
A Piece of Work
 

A sophisticated algorithm slices and dices Hamlet in this daring work by Annie Dorsen. 

Dec 18—Dec 21, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Dance
A Rite
 

Bill T. Jones and Anne Bogart offer a dance-theater celebration of The Rite of Spring

Oct 3—Oct 5, 2013
NYC premiere
 
 
Dance
Sider
 

The Forsythe Company translates Elizabethan tragedy into a world of beguiling movement. 

Oct 9—Oct 12, 2013
US Premiere
 
 
Dance
DanceMotion USA (SM)
 

Doug Varone Dancers and a guest company celebrate their homecoming.

Oct 10—Oct 13, 2013
 
 
Free
Dance
Come, and Back Again
 

David Dorfman Dance explores the messiness of daily life to the raw rock sounds of Smoke. 

Oct 16—Oct 19, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Dance
En Atendant & Cesena
 

The influential choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker presents two ravishing works.

Oct 19—Oct 20, 2013
 
 
Dance
Run Don't Run
 

Choreographer Brian Brooks uses rapid-fire partnering to test the limits of time and space.

Oct 22—Oct 26, 2013
New York Premiere
 
 
Sold Out
 
Dance
Dark Theater
 

Choreographer John Heginbotham presents a whimsical new work inspired by Picabia and Satie.  

Oct 29—Nov 2, 2013
World Premiere
 
 
Dance
Dark Lark
 

Choreographer Kate Weare explores sexual fantasy as a metaphor for creative expression.

Nov 6—Nov 9, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Sold Out
 
Dance
And then, one thousand years of peace
 

Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj offers an epic encounter with the end of the world. 

Nov 7—Nov 9, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Dance
Sun
 

Israeli-born choreographer Hofesh Shechter presents the US premiere of a new work. 

Nov 14—Nov 16, 2013
US Premiere
 
 
Dance
Play/Pause
 

Susan Marshall collaborates with David Lang in this electric guitar-fueled dance work.

Nov 20—Nov 23, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Dance
Moses(es)
 

The Moses story is the focus of this evening-length work by choreographer Reggie Wilson.

Dec 4—Dec 7, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Dance
BLEED
 

Choreographer Tere O’Connor collapses three works into a single hybrid creation. 

Dec 11—Dec 14, 2013
World Premiere
 
 
Music
The Table
 

A table becomes an unlikely musical instrument in this work by Polish ensemble Karbido. 

Sep 19—Sep 22, 2013
US Premiere
 
 
Music
We Have An Anchor
 

Filmmaker Jem Cohen and a supergroup of musicians pay tribute to Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton. 

Sep 26—Sep 28, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Music
Documerica
 

String quartet ETHEL brings new life to an EPA photography project from the 1970s. 

Oct 2—Oct 5, 2013
World Premiere
 
 
Music
The Edge of Heaven
 

Grammy-nominated guitarist and songwriter Gary Lucas conjures 1930s and 40s China.

Oct 4—Oct 5, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Music
The Sweet Science Suite
 

Composer Fred Ho, and his Green Monster Big Band celebrate the great Muhammad Ali. 

Oct 11—Oct 12, 2013
World Premiere
 
 
Music
Goldberg's Variations
 

The inventions of Rube Goldberg come to life in Andy Biskin's work of animation and music.

Oct 17—Oct 19, 2013
 
 
Music
Electronium: The Future Was Then
 

Questlove and friends deliver an all-star mash-up celebration of electronic music.

Oct 25—Oct 26, 2013
World Premiere
 
 
Music
21c Liederabend, op. 3
 

The art-song recital enters the 21st century in this ambitious weekend of new music.

Nov 22—Nov 23, 2013
 
 
Opera
Anna Nicole
 

Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas immortalize Anna Nicole Smith.

Sep 17—Sep 28, 2013
US Premiere
 
 
Opera
War Sum Up
 

Japanese manga, Noh theater, and choral music comprise this panoramic meditation on war. 

Nov 1—Nov 2, 2013
US Premiere
 
 
Talks
The Making of Anna Nicole
 

The creators of the new opera about the life of Anna Nicole Smith discuss their inspiration.

Mon, Sep 16, 2013
 
 
Talks
Iconic Artist Talk: Robert Lepage
 

The celebrated director reflects on his vast and varied career at BAM.

Sat, Sep 21, 2013
 
 
Talks
The Rite of Spring at 100: A look into the BAM Archives
 

Sharon Lehner and Simon Morrison take a look at the history of The Rite of Spring at BAM.

Thu, Oct 3, 2013
 
 
Talks
On Ballet
 

William Forsythe and Jennifer Homans trace the history of contemporary dance.

Sat, Oct 12, 2013
 
 
Talks
Iconic Artist Talk: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
 

The enormously influential choreographer examines her history at BAM with Anna Kisselgoff.

Sat, Oct 19, 2013
 
 
Talks
On Contemporary Circus
 

Duncan Wall offers a survey of circus and discusses the diversity of the art form today.

Thu, Oct 24, 2013
 
 
Talks
On Vampires
 

New Yorker staff writer Joan Acocella gives context to this season’s Nosferatu.

Fri, Nov 1, 2013
 
 
Talks
On Truth (and Lies) in Democracy
 

Director Thomas Ostermeier and philosopher Simon Critchley debate Athenian democracy.

Thu, Nov 7, 2013
 
 
Talks
On Truth (and Lies) in Greek Comedy
 

Artist Alexandre Singh and philosopher Simon Critchley discuss Greek comedy.

Sun, Nov 17, 2013
 
 
Talks
On Climate Change
 

Director David Farr discusses the central theme of his latest work, Water.

Sat, Nov 16, 2013
 
 
Talks
On Coleridge
 

Richard Holmes provides deep insight into the life and works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Sat, Dec 14, 2013
 
 
Classes
Lyrics, Libretto, and Luck
 

A unique workshop for opera and musical writers in conjunction with Anna Nicole.

Thu, Sep 12, 2013
Master Class
 
 
Classes
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
 

Dancers explore the creative structures used to generate the collaborative piece, A Rite.

Mon, Sep 30, 2013
Master Class
 
 
Classes
The Forsythe Company
 

Company dancers lead this workshop investigation into process and improvisation.

Fri, Oct 11, 2013
Master Class
 
 
Classes
Doug Varone and Dancers
 

A movement-based class that explores Varone’s technique and style.

Sat, Oct 12, 2013
 
 
Classes
Dance Heginbotham
 

John Heginbotham leads this workshop featuring phrases from his company’s repertory.

Oct 15—Oct 17, 2013
Master Class
 
 
Classes
Circus & Theater by Zimmermann & de Perrot: Character
 

A unique workshop on creating character through movement improvisation.

Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Master Class
 
 
Classes
Circus & Theater by Zimmermann & de Perrot: Movement
 
Dancers and circus artists learn unique movement techniques and acrobatics.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013
Master Class
 
 
Classes
Kate Weare Company
 

Choreographer Kate Weare guides dancers through material from this season’s Dark Lark.

Fri, Oct 25, 2013
Master Class
 
 
Classes
Ballet Preljocaj
 

Dancers get a glimpse into Angelin Preljocaj's aesthetic universe in this workshop.

Fri, Nov 8, 2013
Master Class
 
 
Classes
Hofesh Shechter Company
 

Choreographer Hofesh Shechter leads dancers through specific elements of this season’s Sun.

Fri, Nov 15, 2013
Master Class
 
 
Classes
Susan Marshall & Company
 

Experienced dancers learn this company’s improvisatory and partnering techniques.

Thu, Nov 21, 2013
Master Class
 
 
Classes
Art Song Forward For Singers
 

Composer Julian Wachner and baritone Christopher Burchett lead this class on art song.

Sat, Nov 23, 2013
Master Class
 
 
Classes
Art Song Forward for Composers
 

Composers get a rare glimpse into the composition process in this collaborative workshop.

Sat, Nov 23, 2013
Master Class