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BAM Gilman Opera House

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30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States

Upcoming Events

April 2018
$35, 40, 60 (Prices subject to change after Jan 8)

The Jazz Epistles

April 19 @ 8:00 pm

The Jazz Epistles were South Africa’s first black jazz band, pioneering a new musical form influenced by bebop and traditional South African music. Inspired by Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, the band formed after the Dollar Brand Trio from Capetown––which included pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, bassist Johnny Gertze, and drummer Makaya Ntshoko––combined talents with alto saxophonist Kippie Moeketsi, trumpeter Hugh Masekela, and trombonist Jonas Gwangwa. Their first and only album, Jazz Epistle, Verse 1, released in 1959, brought them international acclaim. Following…

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May 2018
start at $35

Hannibal Buress

May 18 @ 8:00 pm

Hannibal Buress is a wildly popular comedian, writer, and actor who’s a favorite of fans and critics on big and small screens alike.

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$25, 30, 40, 50, 60 (Prices are subject to change after Jan 8)

DanceAfrica 2018

May 25 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
see website for times as they vary

In 1977, dancer and choreographer Chuck Davis installed an “African village” in the BAM Lepercq Space for his dance engagement. No one anticipated his vision would evolve into DanceAfrica—BAM’s longest continuous program and one of its most beloved. The nation’s largest African dance festival returns with its traditional Memorial Day weekend extravaganza—featuring dance, music, art, film, and community events, including the beloved DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar. This year’s DanceAfrica celebrates the rich cultural heritage of South Africa, featuring the Durban-based Siwela…

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start at $25

2018 DanceAfrica Festival

May 25 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until May 28, 2018

South African supergroup Ingoma Kwazulu Natal Dance Company brings traditional movement idioms alongside the contemporary stylings of Durban-based Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. They are joined by the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble in a performance that draws parallels between South African anti-apartheid and American civil rights movements, reflecting on the history that connects the Sharpeville massacre and the march from Selma to the current struggles for social justice. The promise of hope and renewal are embodied in the transcendent forms of dance and music, creating a…

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$25, 30, 40, 50, 60 (Prices are subject to change after Jan 8)

DanceAfrica 2018

May 26 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
see website for times as they vary

In 1977, dancer and choreographer Chuck Davis installed an “African village” in the BAM Lepercq Space for his dance engagement. No one anticipated his vision would evolve into DanceAfrica—BAM’s longest continuous program and one of its most beloved. The nation’s largest African dance festival returns with its traditional Memorial Day weekend extravaganza—featuring dance, music, art, film, and community events, including the beloved DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar. This year’s DanceAfrica celebrates the rich cultural heritage of South Africa, featuring the Durban-based Siwela…

Find out more »
start at $25

2018 DanceAfrica Festival

May 26 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until May 28, 2018

South African supergroup Ingoma Kwazulu Natal Dance Company brings traditional movement idioms alongside the contemporary stylings of Durban-based Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. They are joined by the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble in a performance that draws parallels between South African anti-apartheid and American civil rights movements, reflecting on the history that connects the Sharpeville massacre and the march from Selma to the current struggles for social justice. The promise of hope and renewal are embodied in the transcendent forms of dance and music, creating a…

Find out more »
$25, 30, 40, 50, 60 (Prices are subject to change after Jan 8)

DanceAfrica 2018

May 27 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
see website for times as they vary

In 1977, dancer and choreographer Chuck Davis installed an “African village” in the BAM Lepercq Space for his dance engagement. No one anticipated his vision would evolve into DanceAfrica—BAM’s longest continuous program and one of its most beloved. The nation’s largest African dance festival returns with its traditional Memorial Day weekend extravaganza—featuring dance, music, art, film, and community events, including the beloved DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar. This year’s DanceAfrica celebrates the rich cultural heritage of South Africa, featuring the Durban-based Siwela…

Find out more »
start at $25

2018 DanceAfrica Festival

May 27 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until May 28, 2018

South African supergroup Ingoma Kwazulu Natal Dance Company brings traditional movement idioms alongside the contemporary stylings of Durban-based Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. They are joined by the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble in a performance that draws parallels between South African anti-apartheid and American civil rights movements, reflecting on the history that connects the Sharpeville massacre and the march from Selma to the current struggles for social justice. The promise of hope and renewal are embodied in the transcendent forms of dance and music, creating a…

Find out more »
$25, 30, 40, 50, 60 (Prices are subject to change after Jan 8)

DanceAfrica 2018

May 28 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
see website for times as they vary

In 1977, dancer and choreographer Chuck Davis installed an “African village” in the BAM Lepercq Space for his dance engagement. No one anticipated his vision would evolve into DanceAfrica—BAM’s longest continuous program and one of its most beloved. The nation’s largest African dance festival returns with its traditional Memorial Day weekend extravaganza—featuring dance, music, art, film, and community events, including the beloved DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar. This year’s DanceAfrica celebrates the rich cultural heritage of South Africa, featuring the Durban-based Siwela…

Find out more »
start at $25

2018 DanceAfrica Festival

May 28 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until May 28, 2018

South African supergroup Ingoma Kwazulu Natal Dance Company brings traditional movement idioms alongside the contemporary stylings of Durban-based Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. They are joined by the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble in a performance that draws parallels between South African anti-apartheid and American civil rights movements, reflecting on the history that connects the Sharpeville massacre and the march from Selma to the current struggles for social justice. The promise of hope and renewal are embodied in the transcendent forms of dance and music, creating a…

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