BAM Next Wave Festival: Music, dance, theater and more in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave fall arts festival brings cutting-edge sound, movement and drama to Kings County.

Photograph: Pari Dukovic

Next Wave Festival: Critics' pick

Anna Nicole

As any shrewd local will tell you, when temperatures cool down, culture heats up in Fort Greene thanks to the Next Wave Festival. On September 17, 2013, the arts fest returns to BAM for its 30th season, which runs through December 22.


Big names in various mediums perform throughout this latest edition of Next Wave. Music buffs, listen up for maverick composer Fred Ho's Muhammad Ali–themed Sweet Science Suite or Questlove's electronic-music tribute, Electronium. Discerning dance fans, keep an eye out for a new interpretation of Stravinsky's modernist classic Rite of Spring courtesy of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Anne Bogart’s SITI Company. Theater enthusiasts, don't miss Nosferatu, a creepy take on the Dracula legend via Grzegorz Jarzyna. And pop-culture fiends, attain lowbrow-highbrow nirvana with Anna Nicole, an opera based on the late doomed beauty queen. Whatever show you choose, you'll leave energized and enthused about the limitless scope of the Brooklyn arts scene.


The Blue Dragon

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St, between Ashland and Rockwell Pls
  2. Until Sat Sep 21
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The Table

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Until Sun Sep 22
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Anna Nicole

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St
  2. Until Sat Sep 28
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Jem Cohen: We Have an Anchor

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St, between Ashland and Rockwell Pls
  2. Until Sat Sep 28
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  1. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St
  2. Until Sat Oct 5
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Ethel: Documerica

  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St, between Ashland and Rockwell Pls
  2. Until Sat Oct 5
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Andy Biskin: Goldberg's Variations

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Until Sat Oct 19
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  1. BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St, between Ashland and Rockwell Pls
  2. Until Sat Oct 12
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David Dorfman Dance

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St, between Ashland and Rockwell Pls
  2. Until Sat Oct 19
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  1. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St
  2. Until Sun Oct 20
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Brian Brooks Moving Company

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Until Sat Oct 26
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Hans Was Heiri

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St, between Ashland and Rockwell Pls
  2. Until Sat Oct 26
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Questlove: Electronium—The Future Was Then

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St
  2. Until Sat Oct 26
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Dance Heginbotham

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Until Sat Nov 2
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Nosferatu

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St, between Ashland and Rockwell Pls
  2. Until Sat Nov 2
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Kate Weare Company

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Until Sat Nov 9
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An Enemy of the People

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St, between Ashland and Rockwell Pls
  2. Until Sun Nov 10
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The Forsythe Company

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St
  2. Sat Oct 12
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The Humans

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Until Sun Nov 17
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Water

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St, between Ashland and Rockwell Pls
  2. Until Sun Nov 17
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21c Liederabend, Op. 3

  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St, between Ashland and Rockwell Pls
  2. Until Sat Nov 23
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La Belle et la Bête

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St
  2. Until Sat Nov 23
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Susan Marshall & Company

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Until Sat Nov 23
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Bodycast

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Sat Dec 7
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Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St, between Ashland and Rockwell Pls
  2. Sat Dec 7
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Tere O'Connor Dance

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Until Sat Dec 14
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A Piece of Work

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave, 11217
  2. Until Sat Dec 21
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. BAM Harvey Theater 651 Fulton St, between Ashland and Rockwell Pls
  2. Until Sun Dec 22
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