Programs

30th Next Wave Festival

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Sep 5, 2012—Jan 19, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

Read more about the history of the Next Wave Festival.


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Music
Music
When Past & Future Collide
 
This January, John Cale comes to BAM to present two special programs.
Jan 16—19, 2013
 
 
Literary
Literary
Unbound: A Literary Series with Greenlight Bookstore
 
BAM launches Unbound, a series that celebrates contemporary books and authors.
Sep 18—Nov 20, 2012
 
 
Talks
Talks
On Truth (and Lies)
 
Simon Critchley presents a new conversation series that explores the ambiguity of reality.
Sep 23—Dec 13, 2012
 
 
PAST EVENTS
Dance
ECLIPSE
 

Choreographer Jonah Bokaer and artist Anthony McCall present a gripping site-specific work.

Sep 5—Sep 9, 2012
World Premiere
 
 
Dance
Miriam
 

Dancer-choreographer Nora Chipaumire pays tribute to singer-activist Miriam Makeba.

Sep 12—Sep 15, 2012
 
 
Visual Art
The Channel
 

Derrick Adams deconstructs pop culture and kids’ TV in this lively multimedia work.

Sep 19—Sep 22, 2012
World Premiere
 
 
Music
Next Wave of Song: Ian and Chad
 

Songwriting duo Ian and Chad mix theatrical whimsy and heartfelt soul in song.

Fri, Sep 28, 2012
 
 
Music
Next Wave of Song: Tamar-kali: Pseudoacoustic
 

Grungy rock and torch songs come together in Tamar-kali’s Pseudoacoustic project.

Sat, Sep 29, 2012
 
 
Theater
Paris Commune
 

The Civilians revive 19th-century cabaret to tell the story of the 1871 Paris Commune.

Oct 3—Oct 7, 2012
 
 
Theater
Brooklyn Bred
 

A showcase of the performance art of Coco Fusco, Jennifer Miller, and Dread Scott.

Oct 11—Oct 13, 2012
World Premiere
 
 
Music
ELSEWHERE
 

Cellist Maya Beiser brings surreal music and dance to the biblical story of Lot’s wife.

Oct 17—Oct 20, 2012
 
 
Music
Out Cold / Zippo Songs
 

Singer Theo Bleckmann performs two dramatic song cycles by composer Phil Kline.

Oct 25—Oct 27, 2012
World Premiere
 
 
Theater
red, black & GREEN: a blues
 

Marc Bamuthi Joseph offers a poetic theatrical vision of sustainability and social change.

Oct 31—Nov 4, 2012
 
 
Film
The Shooting Gallery
 

The audience triggers videos with lasers in this interactive installation from Bill Morrison.

Nov 8—Nov 10, 2012
World Premiere
 
 
Dance
DanceMotion USA (sm)
 

Trey McIntyre Project returns from its DanceMotion USA (sm) tour with this collaborative work.

Nov 14—Nov 17, 2012
 
 
Free
Dance
Untrained
 

Choreographer Lucy Guerin explores the revealing movements of the untrained body.

Nov 27—Dec 1, 2012
US Premiere
 
 
Dance
And lose the name of action
 

Miguel Gutierrez explores the elusive logic of improvisation with dancers aged 33 to 62.

Dec 4—Dec 8, 2012
 
 
Music
Timber
 

Michael Gordon presents this work for six wooden 2x4s, amplified to kaleidoscopic effect.

Dec 13—Dec 15, 2012
 
 
Theater
All That Fall
 

The audience sits in rocking chairs for this stirring take on the Beckett radio play.

Dec 19—Dec 23, 2012
US Premiere
 
 
Sold Out
 
Film
The Loves of Pharaoh
 

A new restoration of Lubitsch’s The Loves of Pharaoh is presented with live accompaniment.

Oct 18—Oct 20, 2012
 
 
Theater
Rhinoceros
 

Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota directs this restaging of Ionesco’s absurdist allegory Rhinoceros.

Oct 4—Oct 6, 2012
 
 
Theater
HOUSE / DIVIDED
 

Director Marianne Weems and The Builders Association return to BAM with HOUSE / DIVIDED.

Oct 24—Oct 27, 2012
 
 
Theater
Donka: A Letter to Chekhov
 

Renowned circus artist Daniele Finzi Pasca presents this imagistic love letter to Chekhov.

Nov 14—Nov 18, 2012
 
 
Theater
Roman Tragedies
 

Director Ivo van Hove brings this hyper-modern take on Shakespeare’s powerful trilogy.

Nov 16—Nov 18, 2012
US Premiere
 
 
Theater
Trojan Women (After Euripides)
 

Anne Bogart and SITI Company present a modernized adaptation of Euripides’ enduring drama.

Nov 28—Dec 2, 2012
 
 
Theater
Faust: A Love Story
 

Vesturport Theatre performs its trademark acrobatics in this reimagining of Goethe's Faust.

Dec 12—Dec 16, 2012
US Premiere
 
 
Dance
Lighthouse / Lightning Rod and Griot New York (excerpts)
 

Choreographer Garth Fagan and composer Wynton Marsalis revive their 1991 collaboration.

Sep 27—Sep 30, 2012
World Premiere
 
 
Dance
Political Mother
 

Choreographer Hofesh Shechter and company bring raw physicality to BAM with Political Mother.

Oct 11—Oct 13, 2012
 
 
Dance
“… como el musguito en la piedra, ay si, si, si …”
 

The company of legendary dance-theater pioneer Pina Bausch returns with her final work.

Oct 18—Oct 27, 2012
US Premiere
 
 
Sold Out
 
Dance
Ímã & Sem Mim
 

Brazil's most celebrated contemporary dance company, Grupo Corpo, returns to BAM.

Nov 1—Nov 3, 2012
 
 
Dance
Sans Objet
 

Aurélien Bory’s Sans Objet is an acrobatic dialogue between man and machine.

Nov 9—Nov 10, 2012
US Premiere
 
 
Music
Red Hot + Cuba
 

The Red Hot series returns to BAM with an all-star tribute to the music of Cuba.

Nov 30—Dec 1, 2012
 
 
Music
love fail
 

Early-music group Anonymous 4 performs the latest work from composer David Lang.

Dec 6—Dec 8, 2012
 
 
Music
Where (we) Live
 

Brooklyn-based quartet Sō Percussion explores the idea of home in this collaborative work.

Dec 19—Dec 22, 2012
 
 
Opera
Einstein on the Beach
 

Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’ 20th-century masterwork Einstein on the Beach returns to BAM.

Sep 14—Sep 23, 2012
 
 
Visual Art
Next Wave Art
 

Next Wave Art returns this fall for its 11th season.

Sep 12—Dec 31, 2012
OPEN TO PUBLIC
 
 
Free
Literary
Brooklyn Literary Mash-Up
 

A celebration of the multifarious literary voices of Brooklyn over the past 150 years.

Mon, Dec 10, 2012
 
 
Talks
Iconic Artist Talk: Philip Glass
 

Legendary composer Philip Glass reflects on his extraordinary artistic legacy at BAM.

Wed, Sep 12, 2012
Iconic Artists
 
 
Talks
Iconic Artist Talk: Pina Bausch Legacy
 

The Pina Bausch Foundation and members of Tanztheater Wuppertal discuss Bausch's legacy.

Thu, Oct 25, 2012
Iconic Artists
 
 
Talks
Next Wave Talk: On Ionesco
 

Edward Albee, Israel Horovitz, and more discuss Ionesco and the absurdist sensibility.

Fri, Oct 5, 2012
 
 
Free
Talks
Next Wave Talk: On Shakespeare's Rome
 

Acclaimed scholar and Columbia professor James Shapiro delves into Shakespeare's Rome.

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
 
 
Talks
Next Wave Talk: On Chekhov
 

Russian-American writers discuss Chekhov's influence in today's literary landscape.

Sun, Nov 18, 2012