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'Anna Nicole' kicks off BAM's 2013 Next Wave Fest...
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BAM has announced the 2013 Next Wave Festival which runs from September 17 - December 22. The line-up features a diverse range of programming including opera, theater, music and dance. This year's fest kicks off with the US premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera Anna Nicole which has performances at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House from September 17 - 28:

The 2013 Next Wave Festival launches with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and New York City Opera co-production of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith.
Other highlights include... the New York premiere of Jem Cohen's "We Have an Anchor" at BAM Harvey Theater from September 26 - 28:
DIY auteur and consummate independent filmmaker Jem Cohen (Museum Hours, Instrument, Benjamin Smoke) collaborates with a supergroup of acclaimed musicians-- Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), T. Griffin (The Quavers), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion), plus guest vocalist Mira Billotte (White Magic)--in this cinematic love letter to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton.
And there's "21c Liederabend, op. 3" featuring compositions by compositions by new-music's finest: Thomas Cabaniss, Christopher Ceronne, Thomas Cipullo, Anna Clyne, Mohammed Fairouz, Judd Greenstein, Ted Hearne, Marie Incontrera, David T. Little, Tod Machover, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, Olga Neuwirth, Paola Prestini, Huang Ruo, Timur and the Dime Museum, Michael van der Aa, Alexandra Vrebalov, Julian Wachner, Holcombe Waller, Eric Whitacre, and Du Yun.

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There's also Questlove with "Electronium: The Future Was Then," which happens at Howard Gilman Opera House on October 25 & 26:

Following the success of Shuffle Culture (2012 Spring Season), BAM welcomes back Questlove with Electronium: The Future Was Then, a freely-associative and impressionistic musical homage to pioneers in the electronic music scene between 1948 and 1979. Questlove will be joined on stage by artists including Jeremy Ellis, How To Dress Well, Sonnymoon, and others to be announced. In Electronium, seminal electronic and archival recordings will be paired with modern riffs on classic electronic music models such as Busoni's New Esthetic in Music and Pierre Schaffer's Cinq Etudes--in addition to music from technological innovators such as Bob Moog, Stevie Wonder, and George Clinton.
Choreographer Bill T. Jones will have the New York premiere of his colaborative work, A Rite at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House from October 3 - 5:
Coinciding with the centenary of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, director Anne Bogart and choreographer Bill T. Jones present the collaborative work A Rite. A true dance-theater piece, A Rite examines the revolutionary score through the lens of our present cultural moment, incorporating the writings of physicist Brian Greene, musicologist Severine Neff, and Jonah Lehrer's bestselling book Proust was a Neuroscientist. The cast of dancers and actors blend seamlessly--from a discourse on the piece and its controversial reception to large group dances that reflect Nijinsky's famous steps--all set to a deconstruction of the score that ranges from a modern recording to an old crackling one to a section sung by the cast.
Then there's Gary Lucas - "The Edge of Heaven" at October 4 & 5 at BAM Fisher:
Acclaimed American guitarist and songwriter Gary Lucas returns to BAM with a live performance of his album The Edge of Heaven (2010), a series of Chinese pop tunes from the 1930s, arranged and performed with a blues inflection. Those songs were made famous by two of the biggest music and film stars--Bai Kwong and Chow Hsuan--in an era when Shanghai was known as the Paris of the East. The Edge of Heaven album reached number one on the World Music charts in Canada and was chosen as one of the Best Discs of the Year by the French newspaper Libération. Featuring Lucas, his band Gods and Monsters, and two female vocalists--Sally Kwok and Mo Hai Jin-- from Shanghai, the cabaret-style performance received standing ovations in 2011 at both the 64th Holland Festival in Amsterdam and the 28th Nijmegen Music Meeting.
And also post-classical string quartet ETHEL who are premiering their new work Documerica on October 2 at BAM Harvey Theater.

Season tickets to BAM Next Wave go on sale June 10 to Friends of BAM and June 17 to the general public. Tickets to individual performances of Anna Nicole, The Blue Dragon, and We Have An Anchor go on sale August 5 to Friends of BAM and August 12 to the general public. Everything else goes on sale August 26 to Friends of BAM and September 3 to the general public.

There's lots more than this happening at BAM Next Wave and the rundown of all this season's programming is below.

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BAM 2013 Next Wave Festival

Opera
Anna Nicole...................Mark-Anthony Turnage, Richard Thomas
War Sum Up................. Hotel Pro Forma, Latvian Radio Choir

Theater
The Blue Dragon............Ex Machina, Robert Lepage
Not What Happened........Ain Gordon, Pick Up Performance Co(s)
Hans was Heiri...............Zimmermann & de Perrot
Nosferatu....TR Warszawa,Teatr Narodowy, Grzegorz Jarzyna
An Enemy of the People...........Henrik Ibsen, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Thomas Ostermeier
The Humans..................Alexandre Singh.......................................page 28 Water............................Filter Theatre, David Farr
La Belle et la Bête..........Lemieux Pilon 4D Art
Bodycast.............Suzanne Bocanegra, Frances McDormand, Paul Lazar
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner......Fiona Shaw, Phyllida Lloyd
A Piece of Work.............Annie Dorsen

Music
The Table.....................Karbido
We Have An Anchor......Jem Cohen..............................................page 8 Documerica..................ETHEL, Steve Cosson
The Edge of Heaven......Gary Lucas, Gods and Monsters
The Sweet Science Suite.............Fred Ho
Goldberg's Variations...............Andy Biskin, Rube Goldberg
Electronium: The Future Was Then...Ahmir "Hofesh" Thompson
21c Liederabend, op. 3......Paola Prestini, Beth Morrison

Dance
A Rite.............Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, SITI Company, Anne Bogart
Sider..............................The Forsythe Company
DanceMotion USAsm ........Doug Varone and Dancers
Come, and Back Again.....David Dorfman Dance
En Atendant & Cesena......Rosas, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Run Don't Run.............Brian Brooks Moving Company
Dark Theater................Dance Heginbotham
Dark Lark......................Kate Weare Company
And then, one thousand years of peace.....Ballet Preljocaj
Sun.............................Hofesh Shechter Company
Play/Pause..................Susan Marshall & Company, David Lang
Moses(es).....................Fist & Heel Performance Group, Reggie Wilson
Bleed..........................Tere O'Connor Dance

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Comments (7)

Guess we know when Godspeed will be in new york.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 3:33 PM

No, we'll know when the single member of a large collective is in New York.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 3:35 PM

BV sensationalism to the max! Did you really need to have FUGAZI to the title ?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 3:49 PM

Silly, silly, silly BV. Why put Fugazi in title, shame on you - you suck.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 4:18 PM

One gay dude who used to be a member of Fugazi does not make it a Fugazi performance whatsoever. It's nearly as stupid as Ed Droste playing and billing it as Grizzly Bear.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 4:56 PM

Fugazi huh? Throw The Smiths up there the next time Andy Rourke DJs...fucking shameless

Posted by Chris | May 22, 2013 1:02 AM

BAM 2013 Next Wave Festival announced: Anna Nicole Smith opera, Questlove, mems. Fugazi, Godspeed ++ more

Posted by czkym3qz | March 31, 2014 7:50 PM

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