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Next Wave Festival: A Letter to My Nephew at BAM Harvey Theater

BAM Harvey Theater

651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

The latest from choreographer Bill T. Jones is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of his beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. Composed like a series of postcards sent home from a fabled liberal Europe, A Letter to My Nephewlaunches a swirl of images around Briggs’ ever-present hospital bed: a vogue ball, a breathtaking vista, a scene of forced migration. Featuring Janet Wong’s haunting projections, composer Nick Hallett’s delirious score, and live performance by baritone Matthew Gamble, Jones’ cultural critique is rewritten for the time and place of every performance, flashing by each night like a feverish hour of the evening news. —BAM

Choreography by Bill T. Jones with Janet Wong and the Company
Original score composed by Nick Hallett
Set design by Bjorn Amelan
Lighting design by Robert Wierzel
Costume design by Liz Prince
Projection design by Janet Wong
Sound design by Samuel Crawford


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