02/18/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
"The play’s combination of theatrical technique and untrammeled imagination...make you understand why Ms. Churchill is regarded by many (rightly, I think) as the most dazzlingly inventive living dramatist in the English language."–The New York Times

Escaped Alone plays the BAM Harvey Theater through Sun, Feb 26 ONLY: [ Link ]

Review: In ‘Escaped Alone’ Fears Small (Cats) and Large (Apocalypse)
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On Tue, Mar 21, Stew, Staceyann Chin, Marisa Tomei, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Frances McDormand, and others build on the work of Howard Zinn in The People Speak–performing readings and music to celebrate the rebels and visionaries of our nation’s past: [ Link ]

Tickets go on sale to BAM Members this Tue, Feb 21. Not a member yet? Learn more at [ Link ]

The People Speak
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An unprecedented 65.3 million people around the world have been forced from home, nearly 21.3 million of them refugees.

Follow one of their stories in Isango Ensemble's A Man of Good Hope, playing through Sun, Feb 19: [ Link ]

Unsafe and Unwelcome: The Impossible Life of a Refugee
02/17/2017 at 22:04. Facebook
This spring, get Unbound with Rebecca Solnit, Teju Cole and Haymarket Books on Sun, Mar 26, and again with Alec Baldwin on Sun, Apr 9: [ Link ]

(Tickets go on sale to BAM Members this Tue, Feb 21!)

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"When he got to South Africa as a young man with a family...His was one of 34 Congolese and Somali families placed [in Blikkiesdorp]. The native South Africans resented and despised the refugees, whose lives were constantly in danger."

Learn more about Asad Adbullahi's odyssey of displacement in Isango Ensemble's A Man of Good Hope, playing through Sun, Feb 19: [ Link ]

Unsafe and Unwelcome: The Impossible Life of a Refugee
02/17/2017 at 13:24. Facebook
Our 2017 Eat, Drink & Be Literary series starts this coming Tuesday with Walter Mosley, and additional tickets have become available to this previous sold-out event: [ Link ]

NOTE: ticket includes dinner and wine, as well as the reading and discussion

Walter Mosley
02/16/2017 at 22:38. Facebook
On February 16, 1955—62 years ago today—Harvey Lichtenstein made his dancing debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, 12 years before he took over the institution.

We look back at his journey to BAM:

Harvey's Road to BAM
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Isango Ensemble joined us in BAMcafé for a performance and conversation about A Man of Good Hope (at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House through Sunday, Feb 19). Tickets are still available: [ Link ]
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This March, Mark Morris presents a double-bill: Britten’s Curlew River, featuring the MMDG Music Ensemble, and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, featuring mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and the Mark Morris Dance Group.

Mar 15—19: [ Link ]
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21 people interested · 8 people going

Do What I Want Opening Reception

02/14/2017 at 18:24. Facebook
Having trouble expressing your affection this Valentine's Day? Why not play Cupid the BAM way: [ Link ]
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Choreographers: the application deadline for the Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship is just 6 days away!

Apply by Mon, Feb 20 for this unique opportunity, a chance for emerging choreographers to travel to Africa and study with experts in African dance. The program honors Dr. Chuck Davis, who served as DanceAfrica’s artistic director for 38 years: [ Link ]

Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship
02/14/2017 at 17:31. Facebook
"Under Mary Zimmerman’s direction, this haunting tale of a water nymph’s doomed love for a prince simmers with haunting energy."—The New York Times

Don't miss Rusalka LIVE in HD next Sat, Feb 25: [ Link ]
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Two new plays + US premieres, the launch of Morgan Parker's new poetry collection, BAMcinématek's One Way or Another series continues, social thrillers curated by Jordan Peele, and plenty more!

Peruse our calendar for full listings: [ Link ]
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A Man of Good Hope, the Young Vic Theatre and Isango Ensemble's riveting adaptation of a young Somali refugee’s story, comes to BAM this week only.

Feb 15—19: [ Link ]
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"A vibrant musical opening [this] week will give a singing, dancing spotlight to a young Muslim refugee, who flees Somalia’s civil war and takes an epic journey along the lush east coast of Africa to Cape Town and ultimately to the United States. A Man of Good Hope, opening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Feb. 15, is a story riddled with loss and violence, but it is an uplifting testament...
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Hope & borders: Musical follows a Somali refugee’s journey
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Renowned Quebec-born director Robert Lepage reconfigures spaces from his past and present in 887, a deeply personal, tech-saturated solo work.

March 16—26 at BAM Harvey Theater. Tickets: [ Link ]
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We mourn the passing of Harvey Lichtenstein, our visionary and dedicated former leader, who served as president and executive producer of BAM from 1967—1999.

Harvey Lichtenstein, Who Led Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Rebirth, Dies at 87
02/11/2017. Facebook
Algorithms ignite and formulas are felt at Teknopolis, a stellar showcase of interactive technology coming to BAM Feb 25—Mar 12. Featuring installation pieces by Future of StoryTelling, Adrien M & Claire B, Catshrine, Matt Parker and Josh Holtsford, and Balam Soto

Evening performances on March 3, 4, & 10 only: [ Link ]