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In Context: Wild Grass

By BAM Beijing Dance Theater’s Wild Grass comes to BAM from October 15—18. Context is everything, so get even closer to the show with this curated selection of original blog pieces, articles, interviews, and videos related to the artists and the production. Once...

Watch Your Step!

By Susan Wild Grass. Photo: Han Jiang By David Hsieh Being a performer is not easy. You have to remember your lines, your notes, or the movement. You have to watch out for light and sound cues. You have to pay attention to your co-performers onstage or in the pit. You...

Remembering Fred Ho—a note from Darrell McNeill

By BAM by Darrell McNeill Fred Ho performing at The Sweet Science Suite (2013 Next Wave Festival) Fred Ho is my friend and he is no longer on this plane and I don’t know if I will ever reconcile that. There is something intrinsically counter-intuitive about...

Lisa Dwan—Strapped In, Babbling Away

By Susan Director Walter Asmus and Lisa Dwan in rehearsal. Photo by John Haynes Lisa Dwan first performed Not I in 2005 in a production directed by Nathalie Abrahami at London’s Battersea Arts Centre, and subsequently worked with Billie Whitelaw, who originated...

BAM and Thomas Edison Light Up the Stage

By BAM by Bree Midavaine Excelsior poster, from the Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. On the fourth anniversary of Thomas Alva Edison’s first public demonstration of the incandescent light bulb, the amazing spectacle Excelsior came to...

BAM Blog Questionnaire: Julius von Bismarck of QUANTUM

By BAM Julius von Bismarck and Gilles Jobin by Grégory Batardon How did you get involved with CERN? I heard about an open call for an artist in residence at CERN—while I was reading about it I knew that was going to apply. What was the collaboration with Gilles Jobin...

In Context: Moment Marigold

By BAM Jodi Melnick’s Moment Marigold runs at BAM Fisher from October 8—11. Context is everything, so get even closer to the show with this curated selection of original blog pieces, articles, interviews, and videos related to the production. Once you’ve...

In Context: Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby

By BAM Samuel Beckett’s Not I, Footfalls, and Rockaby run at BAM from October 7—12. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of original blog pieces, articles, interviews, and videos related to the artists. Once...

In Context: Shakespeare’s Sonnets

By BAM Shakespeare’s Sonnets, created by Robert Wilson and Rufus Wainwright, runs at BAM from October 7—12. Context is everything, so get even closer to the show with this curated selection of original blog pieces, articles, interviews, and videos related to the...

Queering the Scandal in Shakespeare’s Sonnets

By Susan by Ryan Tracy Photo: Lucie Jansch Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spendUpon thyself thy beauty’s legacy?—William Shakespeare, Sonnet 4 Shakespeare’s sonnets have occasioned at least two “scandals.” The first has to do with the purported...