Since its inception in 1983, the BAM Next Wave Festival has constantly questioned, redefined, discovered, and explored new forms of artistic expression. Through theater, dance, music, film, and new media, the 2001 festival continues to break boundaries and weave disciplines with global offerings from Australia, Germany, Belgium, and America. This year's events include the following shows. Click on the show's title for more detailed information. Giant Empty POEtry Big Love Ballett Frankfurt Other events and programs at BAM: BAM Café The place to go for dinner and dirnks on performance nights, and a great spot for eclectic music and spoken word. Hours: Th-Sa, 5-10:30pm; Su, 12noon-8pm BAM Café Live Innovative artists from jazz, R&B, worldbeat, experimental, classical, and other vernaculars from Brooklyn and beyond. Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, usually at 9pm. No cover! ($10 food/drink minimum) BAMdialogues Q & A's with artists and performers. Call for schedule. BAM Rose Cinemas Brooklyn's home for first-run independent film and BAMcinematek: daily screenings of repertory classics and special festivals, often occumpanied by guest speakers. Call for schedule.