Programs

Next Wave Festival 2011

 
 
Sep 21—Dec 15, 2011
 
 
 
 
 
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This fall, the Next Wave Festival returns for its 29th season, presenting an array of contemporary performance, artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film that showcases work by emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

Read more about the history of the Next Wave Festival.


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PAST EVENTS
Music
Awakening
 

Kronos Quartet returns with a musical meditation on the anniversary of 9/11.

Sep 22—Sep 24, 2011
NY Premiere
 
 
Dance
To the Ones I Love
 

Choreographer Thierry Smits celebrates the male physique and movement at its purest.

Sep 29—Oct 1, 2011
US Premiere
 
 
Theater
The Threepenny Opera
 

Robert Wilson directs the Berliner Ensemble in a bold new production of this seminal work.

Oct 4—Oct 8, 2011
US Premiere
 
 
Theater
The Speaker's Progress
 

Director Sulayman Al Bassam presents a tale of censorship and insurrection.

Oct 7—Oct 9, 2011
 
 
Dance
Water Stains on the Wall
 

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan continues its choreographic exploration of calligraphy.

Oct 13—Oct 16, 2011
 
 
Music
Symphony for the Dance Floor
 

DBR returns with a new production fueled by his mash-up of hip-hop and classical music.

Oct 14—Oct 16, 2011
 
 
Dance
Haze
 

Beijing Dance Theater explores the tension between tradition and modernity in China.

Oct 20—Oct 23, 2011
 
 
Theater
Cries and Whispers
 

Ingmar Bergman's Cries and Whispers is adapted for the stage by director Ivo van Hove.

Oct 26—Oct 30, 2011
 
 
Dance
I don't believe in outer space
 

Forsythe returns to BAM with I don't believe in outer space, an exploration of absence.

Oct 27—Oct 30, 2011
 
 
Theater
69°S
 

Phanton Limb and the Kronos Quartet recreate the story of explorer Ernest Shackleton.

Nov 2—Nov 5, 2011
 
 
Music
Brooklyn Babylon
 

Darcy James Argue weaves a musical tale of dystopian Brooklyn with artist Daniel Zezelj.

Nov 10—Nov 13, 2011
 
 
Dance
Canyon
 

John Jasperse gives shape to the intangible in a work scored by violinist Hahn Rowe.

Nov 17—Nov 20, 2011
 
 
Theater
The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a serial killer
 

John Malkovich is a serial killer with and orchestra singers to help him tell his story.

Nov 17—Nov 19, 2011
 
 
Dance
Supernatural Wife
 

Big Dance Theater presents a subversive adaptation of Euripedes' tragedy Alkestis.

Nov 30—Dec 4, 2011
 
 
Music
Tudo Isto É Fado
 

Camané, Deolinda, and Amália Hoje pay tribute to Portugal's urban folk music fado.

Dec 3—Dec 4, 2011
 
 
Theater
Krapp's Last Tape
 

Two-time Oscar nominee John Hurt plays the titular Krapp.

Dec 7—Dec 18, 2011
 
 
Dance
Merce Cunningham: The Legacy Tour
 

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company gives its penultimate performance.

Dec 8—Dec 11, 2011