Artists

Iconic BAM Artists
Iconic BAM Artists
Laurie Anderson
 
Laurie Anderson
 

Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, Laurie Anderson is a visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist.

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Pina Bausch
 
Pina Bausch
 

Pina Bausch created an oeuvre that casts an unerring gaze at reality, while simultaneously giving us the courage to be true to our own wishes and desires.

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Peter Brook
 
Peter Brook
 

Peter Brook is one of the most prolific directors in theater. His longstanding relationship with BAM dates back to the 1970s, when BAM presented his innovative rendering of A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Trisha Brown
 
Trisha Brown
 

Trisha Brown has created nearly 100 dance works including several operas. Increasingly recognized as a visual artist, her drawings have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions around the world.

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Merce Cunningham
 
Merce Cunningham
 

From the formation of his company to the beginning of the 21st century, Merce Cunningham remained a leading force in American contemporary culture, significantly shaping the public perception of contemporary dance.

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William Christie
 
William Christie
 

William Christie's pioneering work as a harpsichordist, conductor, musicologist, and teacher has led to a renewed appreciation of 17th- and 18th-century French repertoire.

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Chuck Davis
 
Chuck Davis
 

Dr. Charles "Chuck" Davis, artistic director and founding elder of DanceAfrica, is one of the foremost teachers and choreographers of traditional African dance in America.

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William Forsythe
 
William Forsythe
 

William Forsythe's multi-faceted creative work is acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st-century art form.

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Philip Glass
 
Philip Glass
 

One of America's most celebrated composers, Philip Glass' work has included opera, film scores, dance music, symphonic work, string quartets, and a few unclassifiable pieces.

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Lin Hwai-min
 
Lin Hwai-min
 

Founder, choreographer, and artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Lin Hwai-min draws from traditional Asian culture to create innovative works with contemporary relevance.

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Bill T. Jones
 
Bill T. Jones
 

In addition to creating more than 140 works for his own company, Bill T. Jones has received many commissions to create dances for modern and ballet companies, and has choreographed and directed opera and theater productions.

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Robert Lepage
 
Robert Lepage
 

Versatile in every form of theater craft, Robert Lepage is a director, scenic artist, playwright, actor, and film director. Inspired by contemporary history, his modern and unusual work transcends all boundaries.

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Meredith Monk
 
Meredith Monk
 

Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director/choreographer, and creator of new opera, music theater, films, and installations with a career spanning more than 40 years.

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Mark Morris
 
Mark Morris
 

Mark Morris formed the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1980 and has since created more than 130 works for the company, which is noted for its commitment to live music. Morris is also a ballet choreographer and has worked extensively in opera.

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Steve Reich
 
Steve Reich
 

BAM has presented the music of longtime artistic colleague/composer/performer Steve Reich since 1971, when world premiere performances of Drumming took place at BAM, MoMA, and Town Hall.

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Robert Wilson
 
Robert Wilson
 

Robert Wilson achieved worldwide acclaim, along with Philip Glass, for their monumental large-scale opera Einstein on the Beach, which altered conventional notions of a moribund form.

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Walter Asmus
 

Director Walter Asmus was Samuel Beckett’s longtime friend and collaborator. 

 
 
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Ivy Baldwin
 

Ivy Baldwin is the 2014 Harkness Foundation Artist in Residence at the BAM Fisher.

 
 
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Batsheva Dance Company
 

Batsheva Dance Company is one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world.

 
 
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Beijing Dance Theater
 

Founded in 2008, Beijing Dance Theater is led by choreographer Wang Yuanyuan.

 
 
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Big Dance Theater
 

Big Dance Theater weaves music, text, and dance into seamless theatrical wholes.

 
 
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Julius von Bismarck
 

German artist Julius von Bismarck creates work that uses math and science.

 
 
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus
 

The Grammy-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus is one of the country’s leading youth ensembles.

 
 
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Bryce Dessner
 

Bryce Dessner is a Brooklyn-based composer, guitarist, and curator.

 
 
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Lisa Dwan
 

With extensive experience in theater, film, and television, Dwan makes her BAM debut.

 
 
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Early Morning Opera
 

Early Morning Opera is an art lab specializing in technically innovative performances.

 
 
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En Garde Arts
 

En Garde Arts is an innovative theater company headed by Anne Hamburger.

 
 
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Olwen Fouéré
 

Olwen Fouéré is a leading Irish actor and artist.

 
 
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Dynasty Handbag
 

Jibz Cameron (a.k.a. Dynasty Handbag) is a performance and video artist, musician, and actor.

 
 
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Pablo Helguera
 

New York-based artist Pablo Helguera is known for his socially engaged art and performance.

 
 
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Ivo van Hove
 

Ivo van Hove has been the general director Toneelgroep Amsterdam since 2001.

 
 
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Vijay Iyer
 

Grammy-nominated composer and pianist Vijay Iyer was named a MacArthur fellow in 2013.

 
 
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Lars Jan
 

Lars Jan is a director and media artist.

 
 
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Gilles Jobin
 

Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin is known for his radical artistic vision.

 
 
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Gabriel Kahane
 

Gabriel Kahane is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and composer. 

 
 
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L.A. Dance Project
 

L.A. Dance Project is an artist collective founded in 2012.

 
 
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Jessica Lang
 

Choreographer Jessica Lang founded Jessica Lang Dance in 2011.

 
 
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Benjamin Millepied
 

Benjamin Millepied is a former dancer and a choreographer and founder of L.A. Dance Project.

 
 
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Ohad Naharin
 

Ohad Naharin is one of the world’s preeminent contemporary choreographers. 

 
 
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Mark O'Rowe
 

Mark O’Rowe is playwright, screenwriter, and director.

 
 
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Clifford Owens
 

Clifford Owens is a photographer and performance artist.

 
 
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The Royal Court
 

The Royal Court is a leading force in world theater, producing original and contemporary plays.

 
 
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Zvi Sahar
 

Zvi Sahar is an Israeli actor, director, and puppeteer and the artistic director of PuppetCinema. 

 
 
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Geoff Sobelle
 

Geoff Sobelle is a theater maker dedicated to the “sublime ridiculous.” 

 
 
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Théâtre de la Ville
 

Théâtre de la Ville is one of the most important cultural landmarks in Paris.

 
 
Rufus Wainwright
 

Rufus Wainwright is one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.

 
 
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Holcombe Waller
 

Holcombe Waller is a singer, composer, and theater artist.

 
 
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Martha Wilson
 

Martha Wilson is the founder and director of the Franklin Furnace Archive in New York.