Fiona Shaw in <i>The Testament of Mary</i>
Fiona Shaw in The Testament of Mary
(© Paul Kolnik)
The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced the programming planned for the 2013 Next Wave Festival, which will run September 17-December 22. The festivities will include opera, theater, music, and dance performances.

BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo said in a statement, "This fall, we offer our audiences a rich assortment of adventurous, groundbreaking work by American and international artists, including the BAM debuts of 15 dance, music, and theater-makers."

Theatrical offerings will include the New York premiere of Ex Machina's The Blue Dragon (September 18-21), the sequel to Robert Lepage's The Dragons' Trilogy; Pick Up Performance Co(s)' new play by Ain Gordon, Not What Happened (September 25-28); Zimmermann & de Perrot's Hans was Heiri (October 23-26); TR Warszawa's Nosferatu (October 30-November 2), inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula; Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz's take on Henrik Ibsen's Enemy of the People (November 6-9); Alexandre Singh's The Humans (November 13-16); Filter Theatre & Lyric Hammersmith's new play about the environment, Water (November 13-16); Lemieux Pilon 4D Art's La Belle et la Bête (November 21-23); Bodycast from Suzanne Bocanegra, Frances McDormand, and Paul Lazar (December 3-7); Fiona Shaw and Phyllida Lloyd's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (December 10-22), and A Piece of Work by Annie Dorsen (December 18-21).

Highlights from the festival's opera, dance, and music offerings include the U.S. premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage and Richard Thomas' Anna Nicole, a bittersweet opera based on the life of Anna Nicole Smith. The production will kick off the festival September 17-28. In addition, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson will present a freely associative and impressionistic musical homage to pioneers in the electronic music scene between 1948 and 1979, entitled Electronium: The Future Was Then, which will run October 25-26. Polish avant-garde music group Karbido will make their New York debut with the award-winning sound work The Table from September 19-21.

For more information and a full programming schedule, click here.