Ivo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy Of Music (BAM), today announced programming for the 2017 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 14 through December 16 and comprises 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Harvey Theater, and BAM Fisher. Scroll down for the full lineup!

Melillo said, "This year's Next Wave showcases artists from Switzerland to Senegal in creative dialogue with historic events, personal histories, and the present moment. We welcome back iconic companies with a rich BAM history such as Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal and Ivo Van Hove's Toneelgroep and look forward to BAM debuts from an array of emerging and established artists including Matthew Aucoin conducting his extraordinary contemporary opera, Crossing."

BAM President Katy Clark said, "The breadth of amazing work coming to our stages this fall reflects not only our vibrant mission, but speaks also to Bloomberg Philanthropies' ongoing appreciation for all we present during the Next Wave Festival-now in its 35th year. I'm immensely grateful to Bloomberg and to all our donors and funders for helping us to share this work with you. I am also continuously awed by the enthusiasm of our adventurous audiences and thankful for their ongoing support."


Café Müller/The Rite of Spring
Pina Bausch, Tanztheater Wuppertal/Pina Bausch

The Principles of Uncertainty
John Heginbotham, Maira Kalman, and Dance Heginbotham

A Letter to My Nephew
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, New York Live Arts

Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2
Ballet du Nord, Olivier Dubois


Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project, Michael John Garcés, Stacy Printz, Tommy Shepherd

boulders and bones
ODC/Dance, Brenda Way, KT Nelson

Virago-Man Dem
Cynthia Oliver

David Dorfman Dance

Grand Finale
Hofesh Shechter Company

Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener


Olivier Py Sings Les Premiere Adieux de Miss Knife
Olivier Py, Stéphane Leach

My Lai
Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, Vân-Ánh Võ, Jonathan Berger, Harriet Scott

Road Trip
Bang on a Can All-Stars, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Michael Counts

John Cale: The Velvet Underground & Nico.
John Cale, Wordless Music Orchestra and Chorus

Book of Travelers
Gabriel Kahane

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia
Rithy Panh, Him Sophy, Trent Walker


Matthew Aucoin, American Repertory Theater, Diane Paulus


Richard III
William Shakespeare, Marius von Mayenburg, Schaubühne Berlin, Thomas Ostermeier

Mementos Mori
Manual Cinema

State of Siege
Albert Camus, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota

Man to Man
Manfred Karge, Alexandra Wood

Big Dance Theater, Annie-B Parson, Paul Lazar
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A Billion Nights on Earth
Thaddeus Phillips, Steven Dufala

The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Ivo Van Hove

Haruki Murakami, Naomi Iizuka, Rachel Dickstein, Ripe Time

The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv, Etgar Keret, Zvi Sahar, PuppetCinema

Farmhouse/Whorehouse: an Artist Lecture
by Suzanne Bocanegra
starring Lili Taylor, Suzanne Bocanegra, Lili Taylor, Lee Sunday Evans

Physical Theater

La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew)
James Thierrée, Compagnie du Hanneton

Geoff Sobelle

Performance Art

Xavier Cha

2017 Next Wave Festival subscriptions are on sale June 19 (June 5 for BAM Members). Single tickets for all Next Wave Festival shows go on sale Aug 7 (July 24 for BAM Members). To purchase tickets visit BAM.org or contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100.

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