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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The Met: Live in HD
Oct 11, 2014—Apr 25, 2015
 
The Met: Live in HD
Oct 11, 2014—Apr 25, 2015
 

Experience the thrill of live high-definition transmissions of the Metropolitan Opera’s 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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Senior Cinema
Jan 17—Dec 19, 2014
 
Senior Cinema
Jan 17—Dec 19, 2014
 

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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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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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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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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Next Wave Festival
 
Next Wave Festival
 

BAM's Next Wave Festival has permanently changed the artistic landscape, featuring breakout performances and landmark productions.

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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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BAMcinemaFest
 
BAMcinemaFest
 

BAMcinemaFest presents the most dynamic new work from cinema's brightest up-and-coming talents, featuring filmmaker Q&As, special repertory screenings, outdoor screenings, live music, and much more.

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DanceAfrica
 
DanceAfrica
 

DanceAfrica is a vibrant annual celebration of African and African-American dance, music, and culture, featuring performances, master classes, a film series, a dance party, and the one-and-only DanceAfrica bazaar.

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Community Programs
R&B Festival at MetroTech
 
R&B Festival at MetroTech
 

BAM kicks off the summer with its free lunchtime concert series at MetroTech Commons.

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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
Community Programs
Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mon, Jan 19, 2015
 
Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mon, Jan 19, 2015
 

This annual celebration—New York City’s largest public celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—welcomes keynote speaker Dr. Cornel West, plus performances and free community events.

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Film Series
BAMkids Film Festival 2015
Feb 7—Feb 8, 2015
 
BAMkids Film Festival 2015
Feb 7—Feb 8, 2015
 

Brooklyn’s favorite kids film festival returns for the 17th year with the best shorts and features from around the globe.

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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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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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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 22—Nov 17, 2013
 
On Truth (and Lies)
Sep 22—Nov 17, 2013
 

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
Jun 4—Jun 8, 2014
 
RadioLoveFest
Jun 4—Jun 8, 2014
 

WNYC takes up residence in BAM venues to reimagine some of public radio’s most treasured programs as live, theatrical engagements.

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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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