Daily Archives: August 20, 2013

  • The Edge of Heaven

    Guitarist Gary Lucas—a former collaborator with Jeff Buckley and Captain Beefheart—and two singers offer an evening of lilting Chinese song filtered through the sonic vistas of American experience.

  • A Rite

    Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Anne Bogart’s SITI Company join minds, bodies, and voices for a dance-theater celebration of Igor Stravinsky’s epochal, incendiary work The Rite of Spring.

  • Documerica

    String quartet ETHEL, with help from projection artist Deborah Johnson and new music by four acclaimed composers, enlivens the images from an ambitious 1970s EPA project that documented America’s fraught and fabled relationship to its land.

  • We Have an Anchor

    Filmmaker Jem Cohen offers a cinematic love letter to Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton, accompanied by an original score performed live by members of Fugazi, Dirty Three, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and other acclaimed bands. Single tickets are on sale now.

  • Not What Happened

    History lived vies with history told in this work by writer Ain Gordon and photographer Forrest Holzapfel, which examines the diverging stories of a historical reenactor and her 19th-century doppelganger.

  • On Truth (and Lies) in Beauty

    Theater critic Hilton Als and philosopher Alexander Nehamas join Simon Critchley to explore the notion of beauty as defined in the bold new opera Anna Nicole.

  • Iconic Artist Talk: Robert Lepage

    Stage and film director, scenic artist, playwright, and actor Robert Lepage first appeared on the BAM stage with Polygraph at the 1990 Next Wave Festival. In this talk, Lepage—who returns this season with The Blue Dragon, his long-awaited follow-up to The Dragon Trilogy—reflects on his vast and varied career at BAM.

  • The Table

    An ordinary piece of furniture—outfitted with strings, amplifiers, and more—becomes an unlikely music-making machine in this imaginative work by Polish music ensemble Karbido.

  • The Blue Dragon

    Robert Lepage—a master craftsman of breathtaking cinematic theater—returns to BAM with a visually stunning tale of love and disenchantment in modern-day Shanghai. A follow-up to his 1985 epic The Dragons’ Trilogy, The Blue Dragon revisits Pierre (played by Lepage), an expat art curator and former painter navigating a love triangle and a midlife crisis.

  • Anna Nicole

    In a brilliant marriage of lowbrow bawdiness and highbrow operatic craft, British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas immortalize the tumultuous life of Anna Nicole Smith—stripper, playmate, and formidable tabloid queen.