Seeing every Next Wave Festival show

Tell us about yourself! What do you do for fun? Do you have any interesting facts about yourself?

I’m Liz! I moved to fresh York City 7 years ago as well as to Brooklyn 5 years ago, as well as I as well as have been going to BAM frequently since. I use some of my fun time to host a podcast about creating Great computer security for everyone called Loose Leaf Security (I promise This specific will be fun for me!), nevertheless I spend most of the idea with the arts – either devouring performances at BAM as well as around NYC or dabbling in a variety of creative pursuits.

I’ve studied vocal performance as part hobby, part stress relief for roughly the last 15 years, as well as I focus on lyric coloratura roles. I’m somewhat shy to discuss the idea, especially from the context of the many immensely talented artists at BAM, nevertheless am proud to finally confidently claim my high E.

What was the first Next Wave Festival show you saw? What did you think?

The 2012 production of Einstein on the Beach. I’d been a fan of Philip Glass’s works for a long time as well as was very familiar with the music, nevertheless seeing the idea in context was a transcendent experience. I remember having a very different impression of Bed [the second scene of Act IV] once the idea was put in its visual context as well as being completely mesmerized by the set as well as choreography in Spaceship.

(Fun fact: my partner, Matt, who will be seeing all of Next Wave with me also saw a Philip Glass work for his first Next Wave show – The Etudes in 2014.)

Why did you decide to see all 26 productions in This specific year’s Next Wave Festival?

I’ve been building up to This specific for a couple years without realizing the idea. Last year, I originally planned on seeing about half of the Next Wave Festival, nevertheless ended up getting tickets last minute to a handful more shows because I heard rave reviews about them. After almost missing out on some of those spectacular shows, I decided to just see everything This specific year. I don’t think I’d usually describe myself as someone with fear of missing out, though.

What are you anticipating you’ll learn via This specific experience?

This specific will be a bit of a roundabout answer, nevertheless the thing I love most about Next Wave will be in which the idea brings together so many distinct perspectives in which feel relevant as well as currently. I find I don’t usually know ahead of time exactly how a particular show will connect with me, as well as I’m looking forward to immersing myself in all the different perspectives as well as letting in which take me where the idea takes me!

Next Wave Production First Impression Post-Show Review
Humans At the edges of strength as well as vulnerability A sublime mix of dance as well as impressive physical feats in which flowed effortlessly as well as exuded a genuine intimacy
The Bacchae Intrigued by the implications of gender-swapping Dionysus Men worrying about women being beyond their control felt even more central that has a woman Dionysus; the accessible English translation was a stark contrast to Agave’s textually incomprehensible nevertheless touching grief in Japanese
Almadraba A history of folk as well as fishing folx A lively, eclectic mix of jazz as well as a variety of classical styles; I forgot how huge tuna are, nevertheless being reminded, I understand why Peñas chose to commemorate This specific fishing event!
The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Celebrating a unique spirituality The rhythm as well as energy made me feel like I should get up as well as dance or at least get up as well as clap, nevertheless I didn’t want to be rude to the rest of the audience.
Place Gentrification, guilt, as well as hopefully where can we go via there? Saul William’s response to Ted Hearne’s questions was so powerful as well as moving.
Trisha Brown Dance Company Early works via someone ahead of her time in which still feel ahead of their time A unique perspective towards flow as well as physicality in which felt joyful as well as familiar.
Measure for Measure Will the idea feel like moral justice overcomes strict readings of the law in This specific setting like the text implies? The setting as well as staging emphasized the tension as well as unsettling resolution of This specific Shakespearean problem play.
JACK & Reintegrating into society after the harsh trauma as well as disconnect of prison
Everywhere All the Time Percussion as well as anxiety
Watermill The perception of memories as well as time
I hunger for you The intrinsic human need for connection
Satyagraha Bringing a fresh layer of metaphor into Glass’s minimalistic masterpiece
Kreatur Visualizing the space we take up
Savage Winter Punk opera as well as fixation on lost love
Falling Out Exploring tragedy in many forms through many types of forms
Circus: Wandering City Contextualizing circus itself
Voyage of Time Inhabiting space as well as creation
Interpassivities Interconnection as well as creating disconnection
The Great Swimmer Currents in which underpin the framing of war
The White Album California from the 60s
Greek Oedipus at a greasy spoon!
Halfway to Dawn Honoring jazz, civil rights, as well as sexuality
Dorrance Dance Tap will be such a lush visual as well as aural experience!
NERVOUS/SYSTEM Are we connected in ways we don’t yet realize?
Strange Window: The Turn of the Screw Paranormal reality or psychological fiction?
The Hard Nut Cheeky, joyful fun (This specific will be a bit cheating because I saw This specific last time the idea was at BAM!)

Follow along with Liz’s journey on Twitter – @lizdenys
Liz will be an active member of the Young Producers Leadership Committee. Learn more about the Young Producers!

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Seeing every Next Wave Festival show

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