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This fall, the Next Wave Festival returns for its 30th season, presenting an array of contemporary performance, artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film that showcases work by emerging artists and innovative modern masters.
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Choreographer Jonah Bokaer and artist Anthony McCall present a gripping site-specific work.
Dancer-choreographer Nora Chipaumire pays tribute to singer-activist Miriam Makeba.
Derrick Adams deconstructs pop culture and kids’ TV in this lively multimedia work.
Songwriting duo Ian and Chad mix theatrical whimsy and heartfelt soul in song.
Grungy rock and torch songs come together in Tamar-kali’s Pseudoacoustic project.
The Civilians revive 19th-century cabaret to tell the story of the 1871 Paris Commune.
A showcase of the performance art of Coco Fusco, Jennifer Miller, and Dread Scott.
Cellist Maya Beiser brings surreal music and dance to the biblical story of Lot’s wife.
Singer Theo Bleckmann performs two dramatic song cycles by composer Phil Kline.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph offers a poetic theatrical vision of sustainability and social change.
The audience triggers videos with lasers in this interactive installation from Bill Morrison.
Trey McIntyre Project returns from its DanceMotion USA (sm) tour with this collaborative work.
Choreographer Lucy Guerin explores the revealing movements of the untrained body.
Miguel Gutierrez explores the elusive logic of improvisation with dancers aged 33 to 62.
Michael Gordon presents this work for six wooden 2x4s, amplified to kaleidoscopic effect.
The audience sits in rocking chairs for this stirring take on the Beckett radio play.
A new restoration of Lubitsch’s The Loves of Pharaoh is presented with live accompaniment.
Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota directs this restaging of Ionesco’s absurdist allegory Rhinoceros.
Director Marianne Weems and The Builders Association return to BAM with HOUSE / DIVIDED.
Renowned circus artist Daniele Finzi Pasca presents this imagistic love letter to Chekhov.
Director Ivo van Hove brings this hyper-modern take on Shakespeare’s powerful trilogy.
Anne Bogart and SITI Company present a modernized adaptation of Euripides’ enduring drama.
Vesturport Theatre performs its trademark acrobatics in this reimagining of Goethe's Faust.
Choreographer Garth Fagan and composer Wynton Marsalis revive their 1991 collaboration.
Choreographer Hofesh Shechter and company bring raw physicality to BAM with Political Mother.
The company of legendary dance-theater pioneer Pina Bausch returns with her final work.
Brazil's most celebrated contemporary dance company, Grupo Corpo, returns to BAM.
Aurélien Bory’s Sans Objet is an acrobatic dialogue between man and machine.
The Red Hot series returns to BAM with an all-star tribute to the music of Cuba.
Early-music group Anonymous 4 performs the latest work from composer David Lang.
Brooklyn-based quartet Sō Percussion explores the idea of home in this collaborative work.
Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’ 20th-century masterwork Einstein on the Beach returns to BAM.
Next Wave Art returns this fall for its 11th season.
A celebration of the multifarious literary voices of Brooklyn over the past 150 years.
Legendary composer Philip Glass reflects on his extraordinary artistic legacy at BAM.
The Pina Bausch Foundation and members of Tanztheater Wuppertal discuss Bausch's legacy.
Edward Albee, Israel Horovitz, and more discuss Ionesco and the absurdist sensibility.
Acclaimed scholar and Columbia professor James Shapiro delves into Shakespeare's Rome.
Russian-American writers discuss Chekhov's influence in today's literary landscape.