Brooklyn Academy of Music


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Brooklyn Academy of Music,

performing arts center located in the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. and popularly known as BAM. Founded in 1859 and opened in 1861, it is the oldest such institution still in operation in the United States. It moved to its neo-Italianate building in downtown Brooklyn in 1907. The Academy presently has four major performance areas–the Opera House, the Playhouse, the Leperq space, and the BAM Rose Cinemas. The Academy has long presented concerts, plays, ballet, and lectures, and it is now home to the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Since 1967 it has expanded into a center for experimental theater, new opera, contemporary and ethnic music and dance, independent films, and multimedia productions. An avant-garde showplace, it is also the venue for the artistically adventurous Next Wave Festival, an annual 10-week series of events that originated in 1981.
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Laurie Anderson's United States opened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on February 3, 1983.
The company as reached an audience over 4 and a half million and has performed in such prestigious venues as The Goodman Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Smithsonian Institute, Annenberg Center, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Wolftrap Performing Arts Park and the Anchorage Performing Arts Center.
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The new work, plus "Strict Songs" and "Grand Duo" (1993), will make up In Honor of the Divine Lou Harrison, one of the Mark Morris Dance Group's two programs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music April 15-20.
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