BAM Next Wave Festival - 2017
SYNOPSIS: The Next Wave Festival returns with four packed months of pathbreaking performance.
Café Müller/The Rite of Spring
Pina Bausch, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch returns with the two most iconic works in its repertoire.
The Principles of Uncertainty
John Heginbotham, Maira Kalman, Dance Heginbotham
Choreographer John Heginbotham brings Maira Kalman’s candy-colored musings to life.
A Letter to My Nephew
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones
An intimate, impressionistic collage by choreographer Bill T. Jones.
Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2
Germaine Acogny, Ballet du Nord, Olivier Dubois
A solo performance by Senegalese dancer Germaine Acogny, choreographed by Olivier Dubois.
Choreographer Joshua Beamish pays tribute to the most romantic of melancholias.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
An electric meditation on the racial politics of soccer from Marc Bamuthi Joseph.
A danced celebration of black masculinities in their infinite variety, by Cynthia Oliver.
boulders and bones
ODC/Dance, Brenda Way, KT Nelson
ODC/Dance offers a meditation on permanence and decay, inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy.
David Dorfman Dance
Choreographer David Dorfman’s earnest plea for intimacy, in spite of the violence in the world.
Hofesh Shechter Company, Hofesh Shechter
Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter conjures the contradictions of our collapsing universe.
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener
Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener present the fruit of their collaboration with Charles Atlas.
La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew)
James Thierrée, Compagnie du Hanneton
An ode to familial love from the delightfully perverse imagination of James Thierrée.
Schaubühne Berlin, Thomas Ostermeier
Shakespeare’s most wretched villain, as envisioned by German director Thomas Ostermeier.
A meditation on death, with shadow puppets, by performance collective Manual Cinema.
State of Siege
Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
French director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota sets his sights on Camus’ 1948 choral play.
Man to Man
Manfred Karge, Alexandra Wood, Wales Millennium Centre
A new staging of Manfred Karge’s one-woman portrait of survival.
Big Dance Theater, Annie-B Parson, Paul Lazar
Big Dance Theater’s dizzy romp through the diaries of 17th-century philanderer Samuel Pepys.
A Billion Nights on Earth
Thaddeus Phillips, Steven Dufala
Thaddeus Phillips’ theatrical epic about a father and son’s quest for a missing object.
Haruki Murakami, Naomi Iizuka, Rachel Dickstein, Ripe Time
Nov 29—Dec 2
Rachel Dickstein and her company Ripe Time adapt Haruki Murakami’s 1994 short story.
Ayn Rand, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Ivo van Hove
Nov 28—Dec 2
Ivo van Hove updates Ayn Rand’s notorious paean to radical individualism.
Physical theater artist Geoff Sobelle leads an ensemble in a feat of impossible carpentry.
The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv, Etgar Keret, Zvi Sahar, PuppetCinema
A dystopian puppet epic by Israeli director Zvi Sahar and PuppetCinema.
Farmhouse/Whorehouse: An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Lili Taylor
Lee Sunday Evans
Artist Suzanne Bocanegra enlists Lili Taylor to consider the American myth of rural utopia.
Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife
The alter-ego of Olivier Py performs an evening of original French avant-cabaret.
Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, Vân-Ánh Võ, Jonathan Berger, Harriet Scott Chessman
A character study of the pilot who attempted to stop the massacre in South Vietnam.
Bang on a Can All-Stars, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe
Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe celebrate 30 years of Bang on a Can.
John Cale: The Velvet Underground & Nico (Program A)
Wordless Music Orchestra and Chorus
Cale celebrates the 50th anniversary of the album that changed the course of underground music.
John Cale: The Velvet Underground & Nico (Program B)
Wordless Music Orchestra and Chorus
The inveterate experimentalist celebrates 75 years, performing songs from his legendary career.
Book of Travelers
Gabriel Kahane, Daniel Fish
Nov 30—Dec 2
Gabriel Kahane’s hymn to the analog intimacy of American rail culture, directed by Daniel Fish.
Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia
Rithy Panh, Him Sophy, Trent Walker
Composer Him Sophy and filmmaker Rithy Panh remember the Cambodian genocide.
Matthew Aucoin, American Repertory Theater, Diane Paulus
Matthew Aucoin’s chamber opera inspired by Walt Whitman’s war diary, directed by Diane Paulus.
Xavier Cha’s hallucinatory new work about our relationships with the bodies on our screens.