The Next Wave Festival has been BAM’s most daring programming since 1981. This year’s festival will feature 30 theater, music, dance and film productions and runs from September 9 through December 20. There is so much to see at this year’s festival so check out our guide below for all the best insider’s tips.
Nonesuch Records at BAM
To celebrate the 50th birthday of the influential label, BAM is presenting a series of concerts that include such diverse performers as Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet, Stephin Merritt, Alarm Will Sound, Dawn Upshaw, Caetano Veloso, and Senegalese superstar Youssou NDOUR.
This witty and seductive piece features two dozen men and women awkwardly courting and flirting with each other in a 1930s dance hall, to music by artists as different Jean Sibelius and Charlie Chaplin.
Wainwright’s dramatic score spans genres from classical to rock to medieval German Minnesang, as Wilson offers a vividly subversive take on the role gender plays in Shakespeare’s love poems.
Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films
Andy Warhol‘s art films of the 1960s were provocative statements on the nature of cinema, but many of them have yet to be exhibited. In Exposed, BAM will be showing 15 never-before-shown, digitally restored short films from the 1960s. Better yet, these silent films will be given a live soundtrack and performed by underground rock heros.