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20 years of BAM Design Celebrated over 100 Days

By BAM by Clara Cornelius The BAM look is identifiable anywhere. As the Creative Director at BAM, I find myself talking to a lot of people about our identity. A friend recently described it as “all cut off and hard to read, but, like, in good way.” Similarly,...

In Context: Ghosts

By BAM Uncouth family relations. Malicious infections. Upended Victorian mores. Considered shockingly indecent when it premiered in 1882, Ghosts haunts the BAM Harvey Theater April 5—May 3. Context is everything, so get even closer to the show with this curated...

A new look for “BAM This Week”

By BAM We heard you loud and clear. Your lives are busy and it’s not that you don’t want more film, theater, music, dance, and opera in your lives—it’s just hard to schedule it all. Enter the updated BAM This Week. Our weekly newsletter has a new...

Connecting Through Dance

By Susan Mark Morris leads a workshop in Cambodia. Photo: Johan Henckens By R. Michael Blanco One pilot year and four seasons later, DanceMotion USASM (DMUSA)—the US State Department’s cultural diplomacy program produced by BAM—continues to work its magic around...

Richard Eyre’s Notes on Ghosts

By Chris Lesley Manville in Ghosts. Original photo: Hugo Glendinning Ibsen said of Ghosts (coming to the BAM Harvey Theater April 5—May 3) that “in none of my plays is the author so completely absent as in this last one.” Nine years later, when he was 61, Ibsen met an...

Space is the Place: Afrofuturist Music Videos

By Chris By Ashley Clark The term “Afrofuturism” was coined by cultural theorist Mark Dery in his 1994 essay “Black to the Future.” While championing the work of pioneering African-American authors of speculative fiction including Octavia...

Rethinking Robeson

By Susan Daniel Beaty. Photo: Don Ipock By Brian Scott Lipton Tackling Paul Robeson’s tumultuous life story in one theatrical show is a monumental endeavor. Nonetheless, this Herculean undertaking has been taken on by two of America’s most gifted theater...

Mark Morris’ Jazzy Spring

By Susan Spring, Spring, Spring. Photo: Peg Skorpinski By Susan Yung Mark Morris Dance Group returns in April with two rich programs of repertory, including his vivacious interpretation of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring; Words, a lauded recent work seen briefly in...

In Context: The Tallest Tree in the Forest

By BAM Daniel Beaty celebrates legendary performer and political activist Paul Robeson in The Tallest Tree in the Forest at the BAM Harvey Theater March 22—29. Context is everything, so get even closer to the show with this curated selection of articles, interviews,...

The Life of a Kodo Apprentice

By BAM Ajara, Kodo. Photo: Takashi Okamoto There’s much to love about Kodo: the ritualistic precision, the subterranean sounds, the tensed, muscular bodies poised with impossible control. But beneath the surface of those displays lies an entire lifestyle devoted...