Fiona Shaw to Star in US Debut of THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER at BAM, 12/10-22

Daniel Hay-Gordon trained at Legat in Sussex and graduated from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, where he studied works by modern and contemporary choreographers including Martha Graham and Rudi van Dantzig. He studied under Darshan Singh Bhuller and Robert Cohan. Hay-Gordon has worked with companies such as Rambert Dance Company and National Dance Company Wales, where he performed works by Stijn Celis, Itzik Galili, Andonis Foniadakis, Nigel Charnock, Jonathan Lunn, and Joanna Fong.

Phyllida Lloyd is a British director whose career spans theater, opera, and film. Her work includes Julius Caesar (St. Anne's Warehouse/Donmar), Threepenny Opera (Donmar),Six Degrees of Separation, Hysteria, and Wild East (Royal Court); Artists and Admirers, and The Virtuoso (RSC); La Bohe?me, Medea, Carmen, L'E?toile, Gloriana, Albert Herring, Peter Grimes (Opera North); Macbeth (Paris/Royal Opera House); The Handmaid's Tale (Copenhagen/ENO/Toronto); The Carmelites, Verdi's Requiem, Rhinegold, Valkyrie, Siegfried, and Twilight of the Gods (ENO). Her films include Gloriana, the BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Mamma Mia!, and the Academy Award nominated The Iron Lady.

About the 2013 Richard B. Fisher Next Wave Award: Behind great arts presenters are great supporters, and few of BAM's friends have deserved that title more than Richard B. Fisher (1936-2004). A visionary in both professional and philanthropic endeavors, Dick championed the creation of a strong endowment to enable BAM to continue presenting its signature groundbreaking programming, even in difficult times. As chairman of the BAM Endowment Trust from 1992 to 2004, Dick shared financial expertise from years as president, chairman, and chairman emeritus of Morgan Stanley, and he guided investments as pledges grew to $50 million. The doubling of the endowment in 2004 may be largely credited to a leadership challenge grant from Dick and his wife, Jeanne Donovan Fisher, which in turn inspired support from other donors.

Dick's generosity throughout his life continued even with his passing in the form of a landmark bequest. To honor Dick's friendship to BAM and recognize the legacy of progressive arts presentations he helped ensure in Brooklyn, BAM inaugurated the annuAl Richard B. Fisher Next Wave Award in 2006. Each year, members of the Fisher family help BAM select the engagement that best exemplifies Dick's forward-thinking ethos and passion for the arts, using this opportunity to celebrate Richard B. Fisher in perpetuity. Past recipients have included Pina Bausch, Charles Mee, Bill T. Jones, Robert Wilson, Mark Morris, Kronos Quartet and Anne Bogart.

The 2013 Richard B. Fisher Next Wave Award honors Fiona Shaw and the production of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins will present to Ms. Shaw the Fisher Award-a beautifully designed walking stick by Fort Greene sculptor-designer Chris Gullian, who drew his inspiration from Dick's interests and the architecture of BAM's Peter Jay Sharp Building. The award presentation will take place on stage immediately following the opening night performance of the engagement.

For ticket and BAMbus information, call BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100, or visit BAM.org.

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