September 5th – January 19th, 2013
BAM’s Next Wave Festival, which enters its 30th season in 2012, has permanently changed the artistic landscape, featuring breakout performances and landmark productions. Using a name that plays on the New Wave in French cinema, BAM president and executive producer Harvey Lichtenstein launched a series entitled “The Next Wave/New Masters” in November 1981 with four productions: three dance works, plus Philip Glass’ new opera Satyagraha. A more ambitious program followed in 1982, including a two-evening performance work by Laurie Anderson entitled United States: Parts I-IV.
The season includes the BAMcinématek film series, BAMcafé Live weekend music performances, artist talks, art exhibitions, and the highly anticipated “Einstein on the Beach” opera.
For a full rundown on the films, times, and ticket information visit www.bam.org