BAM Winter/Spring 2024
Jan 15 – Jun 9, 2024

The Look of Love, BAM Winter/Spring 2024

Experience the power of artistic community with BAM’s spring season. The world-renowned dance companies founded by Mark Morris and Alvin Ailey share the full force of their talents. Visionary queer performers from across the globe come together in the latest from theater-making renegades Taylor Mac, Matt Ray, and Machine Dazzle. Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso shares new music; MCs and poets celebrate the power of hip-hop; and artists, elders, families, and friends transform Brooklyn for the cultural event that is DanceAfrica. As bands play, dancers whirl, voices raise in song, and audience members gather from near and far, BAM invites you to join in a season of collective art-making.

 

The 38th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

The 38th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
January 15, 2024

We honor Dr. King’s radical spirit at this beloved Brooklyn tradition, which rings in a new year with musical performances and an invigorating call to action. Keynote speaker Reginald Dwayne Betts – a poet, lawyer, and founder and CEO of Freedom Reads – offers reflections on freedom anchored in his own journey, his enduring commitment to social justice, and his work to radically transform access to literature in prison. Featuring uplifting performances by Sing Harlem and singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin, this annual tribute invites us to reflect, recharge, and support one another as we carry on Dr. King’s relentless pursuit of equality and justice.

 

Our Class

Our Class
January 12 – February 4, 2024

Ten Polish classmates – five Jewish and five Catholic – grow up as friends and neighbors, then turn on one another with life and death consequences. Inspired by real life events surrounding a horrific 1941 pogrom in a small Polish village, this shocking, timely story follows their lives from childhood through eight decades in a new contemporary production of Tadeusz Słobodzianek’s masterpiece, from Ukrainian-born Jewish director Igor Golyak.

 

Bark of Millions

Bark of Millions
February 5–10, 2024

A powerhouse collective of international artists ignite an electrifying collision of performance, live music, and drag spectacle in the latest from theater-making renegades Taylor Mac, Matt Ray, and Machine Dazzle. The team unleashes their creativity in a rock opera meditation on queerness, featuring 55 original songs by Mac and Ray and a bevy of costumes by Dazzle. With the fierce elation of a pride parade, Bark of Millions is a luxuriant, provocative spectacle unlike any other. From the award-winning creative and producing teams behind A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, this joyous epic is both a celebration of and a gift to the queer canon, expanding the archive for generations to come.

 

The Look of Love

The Look of Love
March 20–23, 2024

Playful and profound, Mark Morris’ sumptuous choreography finds an ideal counterpart in the chart-topping songs of Burt Bacharach. The legendary composer’s soaring melodies and unique orchestrations shine in lush new arrangements of songs like “Alfie,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” and “What the World Needs Now” by Pepperland composer Ethan Iverson. Broadway star Marcy Harriell offers a rich interpretation of Hal David’s bittersweet lyrics, backed by a live band. In his first major production in five years, Morris draws out both the joy and the piercing depths of these works to craft a heartfelt exploration of pop music’s most timeless theme: love.

 

Caetano Veloso

Caetano Veloso
April 3–4, 2024

A towering figure in popular music around the globe – and national hero to many at home – Brazilian virtuoso Caetano Veloso returns to BAM with Meu Coco, his first album in nine years. Over an illustrious five-decade career, the father of Tropicália has proved himself as both a piercing social commentator and a romantic balladeer, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as The Beatles, concrete poetry, the French Dadaists, and Brazilian modernist poets. Playful, tender, and uncompromising, this new album finds Veloso as original as ever.

 

Word. Sound. Power. 2024: SOUND – Rhythm is Rhythm

Word. Sound. Power. 2024: SOUND – Rhythm is Rhythm
Apr 19–20, 2024

BAM honors the bond between beat and rhyme at our annual celebration of hip-hop and spoken word. Drawing on 50 years of hip-hop greatness, let’s pay homage to the masters of vocal instrumentation whose sounds reverberate all the way to the stratosphere. Join us as we celebrate the aural soul of the genre and write a collective love letter to hip-hop’s sonic heart.

 

DanceAfrica 2024

DanceAfrica 2024
May 24–27, 2024

BAM’s corner of Fort Greene transforms into a pulsing celebration of community, discovery, and collective joy at this beloved annual festival. We join with longtime neighbors, first-time visitors, the DanceAfrica Council of Elders, and our partners at Weeksville Heritage Center and The Billie Holiday Theater (formerly Restoration Arts) to create the nation’s largest festival of African dance – and Brooklyn’s unofficial start of summer. Featuring the iconic outdoor bazaar, traditional dance and music from Cameroon, classes, workshops, late-night dance parties, and FilmAfrica’s lineup of cinematic gems, this can’t-miss cultural celebration electrifies Brooklyn for a 47th year.

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Jun 4–9, 2024

The company that changed American dance forever returns to Brooklyn with a robust program of dazzling recent works and modern classics. See “America’s most popular dance company” (The New Yorker) on the BAM stage, where Alvin Ailey first performed in 1956. Over 65 years later, the company continues to champion African American artistry and forge a bold new path for Ailey’s legacy – and modern dance itself.

 

BAM Winter/Spring 2024
January 15 – June 9, 2024 / BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music
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Federica Patera & Andrea Sbra Perego
A Double Interview
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Sony World Photography Awards 2024
Winners & Finalists Announced
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30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2024
Selections Announced
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WAR, and the Declaration of Human Rights
75 year Anniversary
Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family...
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Nan Goldin: This Will Not End Well
Various Engagements / 2023–2026
Nan Goldin is known not only for her talent and visionary career, but also for her uncompromising social commitment....
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74th Berlin International Film Festival
February 15–25, 2024
The Berlinale is a place for dialogue and the exchanging of ideas. The international situation once again prompts us...
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Edition Block 1966–2022
Feb 10, 2023 – Feb 25, 2024
Since the 1960s, René Block has been a key figure in the European art world, his gallery helping to...
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Two Years into Ukraine
ARTPIL / Prescription .147
More terrible is love in Kyiv than magnificent Venetian passions. Butterflies fly light and maculate into bright tapers.
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Federica Patera & Andrea Sbra Perego
A Double Interview
With our work, we aim to shape the creative process: what is represented is not the content of the...
+
Sony World Photography Awards 2024
Winners & Finalists Announced
This diverse selection of photographs in this annual award is a window to the world, revealing fascinating points of...
+
30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2024
Selections Announced
For its 15th Edition, Artpil proudly announces the 30 Under 30 Women Photographers for 2024.
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WAR, and the Declaration of Human Rights
75 year Anniversary
Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family...
+
Nan Goldin: This Will Not End Well
Various Engagements / 2023–2026
Nan Goldin is known not only for her talent and visionary career, but also for her uncompromising social commitment....
+
74th Berlin International Film Festival
February 15–25, 2024
The Berlinale is a place for dialogue and the exchanging of ideas. The international situation once again prompts us...
+
Edition Block 1966–2022
Feb 10, 2023 – Feb 25, 2024
Since the 1960s, René Block has been a key figure in the European art world, his gallery helping to shape art history.
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    Jan 18 – Mar 24, 2024
    Kohta
    Helsinki, Finland

    Miriam Bäckström: Consumer in the larger gallery presents new sculptural tapestry work by the Swedish artist, who started showing internationally as a conceptual photographer in the late 1990s and is also known for her films, texts and collaborations with actors. For more than ten years Bäckström has been working with machine-woven images, realising a number of large-scale commissions for public spaces. (more…)

  • Patrick Weldé: Freiheit
    Publication
    Goswell Road
    International

    On the occasion of our exhibition with Weldé at CFAlive Milan L’AMOUR TOUJOURS, we publish a new edition of the previously sold-out book that we produced with Weldé in 2017, FREIHEIT. All of the photographs in FREIHEIT were taken by Weldé on disposable cameras between 2011-2015. They show a tender side to the artist and his friend circle, and the purest form of trust. (more…)

  • Grey Crawford. Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1
    Publication
    Beam Editions
    International

    In 1978 Grey Crawford created a body of colour photographic work that was so radical in its aesthetic and technique that few people to this day understand how it was made. Chroma documents late 70s Los Angeles in a period of radical urban transformation. Scenes of vernacular architecture, demolition sites and everyday places are contrasted with graphic forms that float on the surface and sit within the image. (more…)