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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Iconic BAM Artists
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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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
 

Considered one of the most original and influential choreographers working today, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker founded her company, Rosas, in 1983.

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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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Winter/Spring 2014 Artists
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BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble
 

BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble celebrates ancestral roots and the modern-day community. 

 
 
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Matthew Barney
 

This visionary New York-based artist is best known for The Cremaster Cycle.

 
 
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Mikhail Baryshnikov
 

This legendary dancer has performed widely on stage and in television and film.

 
 
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Jonathan Bepler
 

This multi-instrumentalist and composer has collaborated with choreographers and artists. 

 
 
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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
 

This New York-based company is recognized for its exceptionally talented dancers.

 
 
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Willem Dafoe
 

This renowned actor has performed in over 80 films.

 
 
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Frank Langella
 

This legendary Tony-winning actor is best known for playing Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon.

 
 
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Lyon Opera Ballet
 

This bold French dance company is committed to showcasing contemporary choreographers.

 
 
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Isabella Rosselini
 

This beloved model and actress has appeared in more than 70 films and television series.