Programs

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2015 Winter/Spring Season
Jan 14—Jun 21, 2015
 
2015 Winter/Spring Season
Jan 14—Jun 21, 2015
 

BAM’s Winter/Spring Season showcases artists and companies that define excellence in international theater, dance, music, and opera today.

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BAMcafé Live
Sep 12, 2014—May 30, 2015
 
BAMcafé Live
Sep 12, 2014—May 30, 2015
 

Free live music on select Fri and Sat nights, featuring rock, jazz, R&B, world music, pop, and more from Brooklyn and beyond.

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BAMcinématek
 
BAMcinématek
 

BAMcinématek presents classic films, premieres, festivals, and retrospectives, with appearances by filmmakers, actors, and critics.

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Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2015
Jan 27—Jun 10, 2015
 
Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2015
Jan 27—Jun 10, 2015
 

Dinaw Mengestu, Rachel Kushner, Joseph O’Neill, and other literary luminaries come to BAM for this annual series of intimate dinners and lively readings.

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Senior Cinema 2015
Jan 16—Jun 19, 2015
 
Senior Cinema 2015
Jan 16—Jun 19, 2015
 

In this monthly repertory film series at BAM Rose Cinemas, Senior Cinema offers free admission to moviegoers 65 years and older, with complimentary popcorn and soda.

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Unbound
 
Unbound
 

BAM partners with independent Fort Greene favorite Greenlight Bookstore to bring today’s most renowned authors to Brooklyn for the exclusive national launch of their latest works.

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DanceAfrica 2015
May 16—May 25, 2015
 
DanceAfrica 2015
May 16—May 25, 2015
 

The nation’s largest festival celebrating the diverse culture of Africa and its diaspora returns for its 38th year, tracing the transatlantic roots of Brazil’s music and dance.

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Youth Summer Programs 2015
Jul 6—Jul 31, 2015
 
Youth Summer Programs 2015
Jul 6—Jul 31, 2015
Ages 6—16
 

BAM Youth Summer Programs return with a slate of workshops that run the gamut of creative expression—from creative writing and musical drama to animation and video games.

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BAMcinemaFest 2015
Jun 17—Jun 28, 2015
 
BAMcinemaFest 2015
Jun 17—Jun 28, 2015
 

In its seventh annual edition, “the city’s best independent film showcase” (The New Yorker) presents 35 New York premieres, special appearances by acclaimed filmmakers, essential repertory selections, and more.

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2015 Next Wave Festival
Sep 16—Dec 20, 2015
 
2015 Next Wave Festival
Sep 16—Dec 20, 2015
 

The 2015 Next Wave Festival showcases the very best in contemporary performance, plus artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film.

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R&B Festival at MetroTech 2015
Jun 4—Aug 6, 2015
 
R&B Festival at MetroTech 2015
Jun 4—Aug 6, 2015
 

The lineup for this year’s free outdoor music series includes new voices and established masters alike, from the worlds of R&B, funk, gospel, soul, jazz, and world music.

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DanceMotion USA (sm)
Apr—Nov
 
DanceMotion USA (sm)
Apr—Nov
 
A showcase of contemporary American dance abroad, DanceMotion USA (sm) serves as a gateway for cultural exchange. DanceMotion USA (sm) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.
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Travel
BAMtravel 2015 Tour
Aug 18—Aug 23, 2015
 
BAMtravel 2015 Tour
Aug 18—Aug 23, 2015
 

BAMtravel heads to Scotland for one of the world’s premier performing arts festivals, the Edinburgh International Festival.

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Past Programs
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

This annual celebration is New York City’s largest public tribute to Dr. King’s life and vision, and includes speakers, music performances, and art exhibits.

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BAMkids Film Festival
 
BAMkids Film Festival
 

Pint-size cinephiles can catch up on the best in children's films at the annual BAMkids Film Festival. Geared for all ages, the festival includes discussions with filmmakers to spark critical thinking.

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Past Programs
The Bridge Project
Jan 3, 2009—Mar 4, 2012
 
The Bridge Project
Jan 3, 2009—Mar 4, 2012
 

The Bridge Project, a three-year transatlantic partnership between BAM, The Old Vic , and Neal Street, staged five stellar international productions.

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Music
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Apr 25—Apr 27, 2013
 
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Apr 25—Apr 27, 2013
 
The Roots, Solange, and TV on the Radio headline this year’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, the genre-spanning festival featuring music, short films with original scores, and a late-night dance party.
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Cuban Culture Festival New York
Mar 4—Mar 31, 2015
 
Cuban Culture Festival New York
Mar 4—Mar 31, 2015
 

BAM is proud to be a part of Cuban Culture Festival New York, an exciting multidisciplinary initiative in celebration of American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba’s 15th anniversary and its efforts to promote arts exchange between the US and Cuba.

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Get It Out There
 
Get It Out There
 

A comedy showcase that allows comics to experiment recklessly with humor while causing only minimal harm to themselves and others.

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The Met: Live in HD
 
The Met: Live in HD
 

Experience the thrill of live, high-definition transmissions of Met Opera performances.

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Theater
National Theatre Live
Sep 20, 2014—Feb 28, 2015
 
National Theatre Live
Sep 20, 2014—Feb 28, 2015
 

Filmed performances and broadcasts of plays come to BAM Rose Cinemas in high definition from London’s National Theatre.

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Nonesuch Records at BAM
Sep 9—Sep 28, 2014
 
Nonesuch Records at BAM
Sep 9—Sep 28, 2014
 

 With a shared dedication to connecting artists across genres, BAM and Nonesuch have cultivated the work of many performers in this landmark festival that celebrates the influential label's 50 years.

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On Truth (and Lies)
Sep 23, 2011—Mar 6, 2015
 
On Truth (and Lies)
Sep 23, 2011—Mar 6, 2015
 

What is the truth? Simon Critchley presents a new conversation series that encourages audiences to abandon their convictions at the door and explore the ambiguity of reality.

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Pride Month at BAM
Jun 13—Jun 30, 2013
 
Pride Month at BAM
Jun 13—Jun 30, 2013
 

Pride gets a Brooklyn edge this June with a multi-arts party; free comedy; two New York premiere films; and a special Anna Nicole Smith parade float.

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RadioLoveFest
May 5—May 10, 2015
 
RadioLoveFest
May 5—May 10, 2015
 

WNYC is back on stage at BAM for year two of this multi-day festival, featuring Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!®, Death, Sex & Money, and Radiolab; appearances by Terry Gross and Jonathan Schwartz; and much more.

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Past Programs
¡Sí Cuba! Festival
Mar—Jun, 2011
 
¡Sí Cuba! Festival
Mar—Jun, 2011
 
¡Sí Cuba! celebrated the rich artistic vitality of Cuba through films, concerts, discussions, and more. In 2011, 14 New York institutions, led by BAM, convened for a festival showcasing the diversity of Cuban culture from the traditional to the modern.
 
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TransCultural Express
 
TransCultural Express
 

BAM  partners with the Mikhail Prokhorov Fund for a series of multidisciplinary events promoting cultural exchange between American and Russian artists and audiences.

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