Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy Of Music, today announced programming for the BAM 2013 Winter/Spring season, which runs from January 17 to June 9. The season comprises 12 theater, dance, music, and opera productions and features BAMcinématek series, BAMcafé Live weekend music events, artist talks, literary programs, the BAMkids Film Festival, a BAMfamily launch party, and visual art exhibitions.
BAM 2013 Winter/Spring Season features a full slate of humanities, music, film, family, and visual arts programming. Season listed below!
THE SUIT in its US premiere. Direction, adaptation, and music by Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne, and Franck Krawczyk—based on THE SUIT, by Can Themba, Mothobi Mutloatse, and Barney Simon.
Jan 17—Feb 2nd
THE LARAMIE CYCLE, a repertory engagement from Tectonic Theater Project including THE LARAMIE PROJECT and THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER, directed by Moisés Kaufman and Leigh Fondakowski.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of SHAKESPEARE'S JULIUS CAESAR, directed by Gregory Doran in its US premiere.
THE MASTER BUILDER by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Andrei Belgrader and featuring John Turturro. World premiere, produced by BAM.
May 12—Jun 9th
TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANY in a repertory program featuring two NY premieres: LES YEUX ET L'AME and I’M GOING TO TOSS MY ARMS - IF YOU CATCH THEM THEY'RE YOURS.
Jan 30—Feb 2nd
THE ROYAL BALLET OF CAMBODIA with THE LEGEND OF APSARA MERA. Choreography by Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi in collaboration with Proeung Chhieng and Soth Somaly. Presented as part of citywide Season of Cambodia festival.
DanceAfrica 2013 returns for its 36th year under the artistic direction of Chuck Davis. Performers include Umkhathi Theatre Works (Zimbabwe), BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble, and others. Features Sweet Honey In The Rock in a special opening celebration. Produced by BAM.
May 19th & 24—27th
MIC CHECK is a celebration of contemporary music from North Africa and the Middle East. Features hip-hop artists and traditional musicians Amkoullel (Mali), El General (Tunisia), El Deeb (Egypt), Brahim Fribgane (Morocco), and Shadia Mansour (Palestine). Produced by BAM.
PLANETARIUM, an evening of songs and instrumental works inspired by the solar system, by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and Sufjan Stevens.
CROSSING BROOKLYN FERRY, a genre-spanning festival of music and film now in its second year. Curated by Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner, produced by BAM.
DAVID ET JONATHAS, by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, featuring Les Arts Florissants in an Aix-en-Provence Festival production, conducted by William Christie and directed by Andreas Homoki.
Apr 17,18, 20 & 21st
William Christie’s renowned vocal ensemble, LE JARDIN DES VOIX, joins LES ARTS FLORISSANTS in LE JARDIN DE MONSIEUR RAMEAU, a semi-staged music event featuring selections from the 17th- and 18th-century opera repertoires.
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