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BAM Next Wave Festival 2013: Anna Nicole Smith opera; Fiona Shaw poem; Rube Goldberg inventions animated

The  opera “Anna Nicole,” based on the life and  death of Playbill model and octogenarian billionaire’s bride Anna Nicole Smith, is one of 34 works of opera, theater, dance and music that will be presented in the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2013 New Wave Festival, September 17 through December 22.

Also on the schedule is the collaboration between actress Fiona Shaw (Temptation of Christ) and dancer Phyllida Lloyd in presenting Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”; “A Rite,” a dance/theater collaboration between SITI director Anne Bogart and choreographer Bill T. Jones to mark the centenary of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring,  and “Goldberg’s Variations” which presents video animations of 12 classic Rube Goldberg inventions set to the music of Andy Biskin

Complete list:

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

The Humans………………Alexandre Singh

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

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 “Questlove” 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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About New York Theater
Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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