Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College
Announces 2019/2020 Season
Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College announces its 2019-20 Season of music, theatre, dance, opera and more, a season spanning genres and cultural influences, rich in imagination and ideas.
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World Premieres by choreographers Abdul Latif and Amanda Selwyn,
A collaboration by jazz greats Vijay Iyer (pianist) and Wadada Leo Smith (trumpeter),
The World Premiere of Barbara Hammond's play Terra Firma, directed by Shana Cooper (TFANA) with Andrus Nichols,
The World Premiere of Blood Moon, an opera-theatre work by Garrett Fisher (composer) and Ellen McLaughlin (librettist) and Rachel Dickstein (director), co-presented with PROTOTYPE and the Japan Society.
Terra Firma *World Premiere*
September 27 - November 10, 2019
Co-presented with The COOP
In a not-so-distant Beckettian future, years after The Big War, a tiny kingdom wrestles with the problems of running a nation, sparring with the concepts of what makes a citizen, a country and a civilization. The play is inspired by real life events: In the 1960's a retired army major in the United Kingdom claimed an abandoned aircraft platform in international waters off the coast of Essex as a sovereign nation, planted his flag, declared his wife Princess and their motto E Mare Libertas! 'From the Sea, Freedom!" Written by award winning New Dramatist resident Barbara Hammond, and directed by Shana Cooper (Princess Grace Award), Terra Firma was originally commissioned by The Royal Court, Britain's premier company for cultivating new plays. The COOP is a new company founded by established New York artists Andrus Nichols (Bedlam's Saint Joan, Sense & Sensibility; "I'm beginning to think she can do anything." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times) and Kate Hamill (Playwright of the Year -2017 - The Wall Street Journal, author of Sense & Sensibility, Vanity Fair, Little Women).
By Carl Maria von Weber
Directed by Louisa Proske
Original musical arrangement by Daniel Schlosberg
Co-presented with Heartbeat Opera
December 4-15, 2019
Heartbeat Opera the "pioneering company" (The New York Times) behind ground-breaking productions of Fidelio and Carmen, brings its trademark vision to a classic opera, making it a radical, immersive re-imagining of the twisted fairy tale about a deal with the devil and seven magic bullets that cannot miss their target. The production features a stellar cast of singers and Heartbeat's distinctive "ingenious rearrangement" (The Wall Street Journal) of Weber's Romantic score arranged by Daniel Schlosberg.
Blood Moon -World Premiere opera-theater collaboration, presented by BPAC, PROTOTYPE Festival and Japan Society
January 9 - 18, 2020
Music: Garrett Fisher
Libretto: Ellen McLaughlin
Director: Rachel Dickstein
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