Programs

Spring Season 2009

 
 
Jan 3—Jun 13, 2009
 
 
 
 
 
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A showcase of artists and companies who define excellence in international theater, dance, music, and opera today.

Read more about the history of BAM's Spring Season.


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PAST EVENTS
Theater
The Cherry Orchard
 

Sam Mendes returns to direct The Cherry Orchard and The Winter's Tale.

Jan 3—Mar 8, 2009
 
 
Music
Laurie & Friends
 

Laurie Anderson kicks off the BAM Next Stage Campaign with an evening of music and performance 

Wed, Jan 21, 2009
 
 
Theater
The Winter's Tale
 

A testament to the follies of hasty judgment and the force of love as a means of redemption.

Feb 10—Mar 8, 2009
 
 
Music
Sounds Like Brooklyn: Beirut
 

Beirut kicks off Sounds Like Brooklyn with its ukulele-tinged brass band laments

Feb 6—Feb 7, 2009
 
 
Music
Sounds Like Brooklyn: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
 

DIY indie phenomenon Clap Your Hands Say Yeah performs songs both inspired and droll.

Fri, Feb 13, 2009
 
 
Dance
Max
 

Ohad Naharin returns to BAM with the exhilarating and sensual new work Max.

Mar 4—Mar 7, 2009
 
 
Dance
Merce Cunningham at 90
 

Merce Cunningham Dance Company presents the world premiere of a dazzling new work.

Apr 16—Apr 19, 2009
 
 
Opera
St. Matthew Passion
 

Jonathan Miller draws out the full magnificence and drama of Bach's final Passion.

Apr 17—Apr 25, 2009
 
 
Dance
Trisha Brown Dance Company
 

Trisha Brown is an icon of contemporary dance who has continued to innovate dance.

Apr 29—May 2, 2009
 
 
Theater
The Merchant of Venice
 

William Shakespeare would delight in the audaciously cheeky theater of Edward Hall.

May 6—May 17, 2009
 
 
Dance
DanceAfrica 2009
 

DanceAfrica is the largest celebration of African and African American culture in the US.

May 22—May 25, 2009
 
 
Music
Youssou N'Dour
 

Senegalese artist Youssou N'Dour has raised Senegal's mbalax style to global stature.

Fri, Jun 5, 2009
 
 
Music
Sufi Music Ensembles
 

The Aissawa and Al Taybah Ensembles take the stage for an evening of entrancing Sufi music.

Sat, Jun 6, 2009
 
 
Dance
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at BAM
 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes back to Brooklyn with two new programs.

Jun 9—Jun 14, 2009
 
 
Theater
Richard III: An Arab Tragedy
 

In an oil-rich kingdom, a dictator's rise to power becomes an allegory of our own times.

Jun 9—Jun 12, 2009
 
 
Music
Qawwali Gospel Creation
 

Qawwali Gospel Creation unites singer Faiz Ali Faiz with African American gospel music.

Sat, Jun 13, 2009