Dance

Lighthouse / Lightning Rod and Griot New York (excerpts)

 
World Premiere
 
Sep 27—Sep 30, 2012
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: Approx 2hrs (with intermission)
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  Starts at $14
SINGLE TICKET PRICE:  Starts at $20
 
+  30th Next Wave Gala Sep 27, Post-Show Artist Talk on Fri, Sep 28
 
 
Prices subject to change after Aug 26 
 
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Lighthouse/Lightning Rod and Griot New York (excerpts) 
Garth Fagan Dance
Wynton Marsalis Septet
Concept and choreography by Garth Fagan
Original music composed and arranged by Wynton Marsalis

Lighthouse/Lightning Rod
Scenic design by Alison Saar
Costume design by Mary Nemecek Peterson
Lighting design by Jeff McRoberts

Griot New York
Sets by Martin Puryear
Costumes design by Garth Fagan and Martin Puryear
Lighting design by C.T. Oakes

 

“Mr. Fagan and Mr. Marsalis are their own griots, and the story they tell is inspiring.”
—The New York Times

Tony and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan (The Lion King) and Grammy Award-winning musician, composer, and bandleader Wynton Marsalis return to BAM with the world premiere of Lighthouse/Lightning Rod. Performed by the internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance, set to an original score by Wynton Marsalis (played live by the Wynton Marsalis Septet), and featuring scenic design by visual artist and Guggenheim fellow Alison Saar, Lighthouse/Lightning Rod juxtaposes illusory feelings of security and danger while portraying relationships of depth, conflict, integrity, and hope.

The evening opens with excerpts from the beloved Griot New York (1991 Next Wave). With sets by renowned sculptor Martin Puryear, this celebrated work depicts different eras in the city's history, showcasing Fagan's remarkable choreographic eclecticism and Marsalis' haunting jazz score.

Scenic design by Alison Saar
Costume design by Mary Nemecek Peterson
Lighting design by Jeff McRoberts

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Talks 
Post-Show Artist Talk 
 

with Garth Fagan and Wynton Marsalis

Fri, Sep 28

This artist talk takes place in the performance venue and is free for same-day ticket holders.

VIDEO
2012 Rehearsal: Lighthouse / Lightning Rod
 
 
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Blog
Alison Saar Gets Into Your Head and Your Heart
Artist Alison Saar is designing the set elements for Lighthouse/Lightning Rod. Saar works in a primarily figurative vein, featuring the human body (often female) in various states of emotional or physical expressiveness.


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Last at BAM with
Griot New York | Garth Fagan Dance, Wynton Marsalis | 1991 Next Wave Festival

Recommended if you enjoyed
A Quarreling Pair | Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company | 2008 Next Wave Festival 

 
Galas & Parties
30th Next Wave Gala
 

Join us as we toast the 30th edition of BAM's Next Wave Festival.

Thu, Sep 27, 2012
 
 
Artists
Wynton Marsalis
 

Wynton Marsalis is an acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, and educator.

 
 
Artists
Garth Fagan
 

Garth Fagan is the founder and artistic director of the internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance.

 
 
VIDEO
“Spring Yaounde” from Griot New York
 
 
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