2019 Winter/Spring Season

The infectious, unmistakably Brazilian movement stylings of Grupo Corpo. The return of William Christie and his acclaimed early-music ensemble Les Arts Florissants. Superstar director Ivo van Hove reimagines an obscure Czech opera. Mark Morris interprets the Beatles. And so much more.

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MLK
Talks
The 33rd Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mon, Jan 21, 2019
 
The 33rd Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mon, Jan 21, 2019
 

New York City’s largest public celebration in honor of iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to BAM.

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Free
Ionesco Suite
Theater
Ionesco Suite
Jan 23—Jan 26, 2019
 
Ionesco Suite
Jan 23—Jan 26, 2019
NY PREMIERE
 

Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, enliven the tragicomic stylings of playwright Eugène Ionesco in this mashup of five texts staged as an unruly dinner party.

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Bach & Gira (Grupo Corpo)
Dance
Bach & Gira
Jan 31—Feb 2, 2019
 
Bach & Gira
Jan 31—Feb 2, 2019
US PREMIERE
 

Brazil’s leading contemporary dance troupe Grupo Corpo returns with two wildly different works that showcase their extraordinary range and mastery of ballet, modern, and Afro-Brazilian dance idioms.

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Non Solus
Physical Theater
Non Solus
Feb 14—Feb 16, 2019
 
Non Solus
Feb 14—Feb 16, 2019
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A sublime duet from Hungary’s Recirquel Company, Budapest, exemplifying the young troupe’s unique blend of circus and dance.

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Rameau Maître à danser
Opera
Rameau maître à danser
Mar 1—Mar 3, 2019
 
Rameau maître à danser
Mar 1—Mar 3, 2019
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Celebrated conductor William Christie and his acclaimed ensemble Les Arts Florissants present two rarely seen pastoral opera-ballets that burst with the sensuous promise of spring.

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Venezuela
Dance
Venezuela
Mar 27—Mar 30, 2019
 
Venezuela
Mar 27—Mar 30, 2019
NY PREMIERE
 

Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin and Batsheva Dance Company present a new evening-length work that explores the dialogue and conflict between movement.

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Diary of One Who Disappeared
Opera
Diary of One Who Disappeared
Apr 4—Apr 6, 2019
 
Diary of One Who Disappeared
Apr 4—Apr 6, 2019
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Director Ivo van Hove, in collaboration with Flemish opera company Muziektheater Transparant, brings his trademark physicality and stripped-down aesthetic to bear on Czech composer Leoš Janáček’s masterpiece.

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Ofertorio
Music
Ofertório
Apr 12—Apr 13, 2019
 
Ofertório
Apr 12—Apr 13, 2019
 

Brazilian cultural revolutionary Caetano Veloso is joined by his three sons for a special two-night engagement.

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Night of 100 Solos
Dance
Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
 
Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
 

The Merce Cunningham Centennial commemorates the 100th birthday of the esteemed choreographer in this one-night event featuring 100 solos drawn from more than seven decades of Cunningham’s work.

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Pepperland
Dance
Pepperland
May 8—May 11, 2019
 
Pepperland
May 8—May 11, 2019
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Exuberant dancemaker Mark Morris presents a spirited new evening-length work that pays homage to a monument of 20th-century art: the Beatles’ 1967 revolution in sound, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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Dance Africa 2019
Dance
DanceAfrica 2019 Performances
May 24—May 27, 2019
 
DanceAfrica 2019 Performances
May 24—May 27, 2019
 

The nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance and music returns for its 42nd year, offering a taste of the rhythm, movement, and spirit of Rwanda.

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Music
Youssou NDOUR
May 31—Jun 1, 2019
 
Youssou NDOUR
May 31—Jun 1, 2019
 

The iconic Dakar-born singer-songwriter and tireless cultural ambassador graces the stage of the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, joined by his band the Super Étoile de Dakar.

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In The Shelter of the Fold
Dance
in the shelter of the fold / epilogue
Jun 5—Jun 8, 2019
 
in the shelter of the fold / epilogue
Jun 5—Jun 8, 2019
NY PREMIERE
 

Choreographer Doug Varone and his 13-member ensemble contemplate our private and public relationship to faith in these six interconnected vignettes, featuring original music.

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Triptych
Music
Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
Jun 6—Jun 8, 2019
 
Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
Jun 6—Jun 8, 2019
NY PREMIERE
 

Composer Bryce Dessner—with Korde Arrington Tuttle, Jim Findlay, and Daniel Fish—considers the work of controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe with a new score performed by vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

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Ballet British Columbia
Dance
Ballet British Columbia
Jun 13—Jun 15, 2019
 
Ballet British Columbia
Jun 13—Jun 15, 2019
 

Canada’s beloved contemporary ballet company celebrates 10 years of excellence in this career-spanning reunion featuring works by artistic director Emily Molnar, William Forsythe, and Crystal Pite.

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Espaece
Physical Theater
Espæce
Jun 20—Jun 22, 2019
 
Espæce
Jun 20—Jun 22, 2019
NY PREMIERE
 

Aurélien Bory stretches the void of the stage in this intrepid physical theater work inspired by the life and work of writer-trickster Georges Perec.

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TALKS & CLASSES
Bach Gira
Classes
Grupo Corpo
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
 
Grupo Corpo
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
 

Members of Grupo Corpo lead a master class exploring the company’s unique theatrical language and distinctly contemporary Brazilian choreography.

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Batsheva Master Class: Gaga and Repertory
Classes
Batsheva Dance Company: Gaga and Repertory
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
 
Batsheva Dance Company: Gaga and Repertory
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
 

A member of Batsheva Dance Company leads an intensive master class on the fundamentals of Gaga, the movement language that heightens awareness of the body.

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Cunningham Class (Gary Champi) photo by Ian Douglas
Classes
Merce Cunningham Technique & Repertory
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
 
Merce Cunningham Technique & Repertory
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
 

Jean Freebury, a former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, leads a master class in movement phrases from Cunningham’s repertory.

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Exchange Workshop (Andrea Weber) photo by Janelle Jones
Classes
Physically Integrated Workshop: Cunningham Chance Procedures
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
 
Physically Integrated Workshop: Cunningham Chance Procedures
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
 

Former Merce Cunningham Dance Company member Jean Freebury leads a class devoted to Cunningham’s use of chance procedures as a choreographic tool.

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Pepperland
Classes
Physically Integrated Workshop: Mark Morris Dance Group
Sat, May 4, 2019
 
Physically Integrated Workshop: Mark Morris Dance Group
Sat, May 4, 2019
 

Company members from Mark Morris Dance Group lead a master class in the music and movement of this season’s presentation of Pepperland.

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Composing Beauty: Mapplethorpe’s Quest for Perfection
Talks
Composing Beauty: Mapplethorpe’s Quest for Perfection
Wed, May 29, 2019
 
Composing Beauty: Mapplethorpe’s Quest for Perfection
Wed, May 29, 2019
 

In this seminar, philosopher Jeanne Proust engages participants in an expansive conversation about Robert Mapplethorpe’s work, through the lens of aesthetics and the famed photographer’s quest for perfect beauty.

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Mapplethorpe in performance
Talks
Mapplethorpe in performance
Fri, Jun 7, 2019
 
Mapplethorpe in performance
Fri, Jun 7, 2019
 

Bryce Dessner, Daniel Fish, and Korde Arrington Tuttle, the creative team behind Triptych (Eyes of One on Another), discuss the range of artistic influences on Robert Mapplethorpe’s work.

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