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Time: October 5, 2016 at 7:30pm to October 8, 2016 at 8:30pm
Location: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Street: 30 Lafayette Ave
City/Town: Brooklyn
Website or Map: http://www.bam.org/dance/2016…
Event Discipline: dance
Organized By: a4 - Network Admin
Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2016

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Event Description

World Premiere

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Shen Wei Dance Arts
Music By Morton Feldman
Libretto by Samuel Beckett
Conceived and Choreographed by Shen Wei

Celebrated choreographer and painter Shen Wei (Park Avenue Armory, 2011; 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony) makes his much-anticipated BAM debut with this danced realization of Morton Feldman’s 1977 anti-opera for orchestra and soprano. With a sphinxlike 16-line libretto by Samuel Beckett, Neither folds 12 dancers into Feldman’s cavernous score, setting Shen Wei’s painterly choreography amid massive moving set pieces and luminous visuals of his own design. Bodies flare, sharply and urgently, then settle together into intricate tableaux, oscillating—like Beckett’s libretto—in the gaps between light and shadow, departure and perpetual return. 

Alliance constituents can enjoy a discount code.

Use: 58989 for 25% off all tickets. Offer valid through October 8 at 11:59 PM. Applicable to all performances of Neither. 

May not be combined with other offers. Not valid for prior purchases. Subject to facility fees and availability. Maximum of four discounted tickets per household.

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