The Humans - 2013 Next Wave Festival

2013-11-13 19:30 - 2013-11-17 22:30

The Humans - 2013 Next Wave Festival

When: 13-17 Nov Wed-Sun 2013 19:30
Where: BAM Fisher-Fishman Space

The Humans


BAM and PERFORMA present.

Theater, music, sculpture, Nesquik bunnies, Greco-Roman masks, and a gigantic mountain find common cause in this irreverent performance work by the award-winning British visual artist Alexandre Singh. A boldly original concept that started as an installation piece at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam and evolved into a full-fledged theatrical account of the universe's creation, The Humans comes to BAM in its culminating chapter: a deliciously indecent mixed-media account of Man's fall from grace.

Modeled on the comic writings of Aristophanes and set at the dawn of time and space, The Humans tells the tale of two spirits named Tophole and Pantalingua, who would rather the Earth not be created at all. In a battle against the egomaniacal Creator, they conspire their way to an accidental Paradise Lost, ultimately corrupting the eponymous humans - portrayed as a songful and statuesque Greek chorus - into the flawed mortals we are today.

The Humans

Alexandre Singh
Visual artist Alexandre Singh is a native of Bordeaux and currently lives and works in New York. His work draws upon multiple sources and heterogeneous tales favoring analogies and the emergence of a new reality and arborescence. His texts, performances, plays, and installations characteristically include eclectic mass cultural references ranging from Ikea catalogs to the essays of Montaigne, from H.P Lovecraft to Walt Disney, and from scientific imagery to Cicero and Aristophanes. His work has been presented at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Museum of Modern Art, among others.


Written and directed by Alexandre Singh
Choreography by Flora Sans
Music by Gerry Arling and Rik Elstgeest
Costume design by Holly Waddington
Lighting design by Guus van Geffen


Other activities arranged
Nov 17, Talks: On Truth (and Lies) in Greek Comedy

The Humans

RUN TIME: 3hrs with intermission


Next Wave Festival
Next Wave Festival, organized by Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM, is globally one of the most significant art festivals. It invites world-class artists such as Pina Bausch, Philip Glass, Peter Brook releasing their original works, witnesses boldly and innovative performances, and focuses on avant garde art programs. 2013 Next Wave Festival (BAM 2013 Next Wave Festival) will be helded during 17 September to 22 December, 2013.


Tickets: $20
Tel: 001-718-6364100
Add: 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, America


*Information provided by 2013 Next Wave Festival

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