“The most sublime dance-theater creation this century: a dance for the soul…a spiritual journey.” — The New York Times “★★★★★ ... It is an astonishing, wonderful thing.”—The Guardian “profound”—Financial Times
Photo credit: Maria Baranova Four Quartets Text by T. S. Eliot Choreography by Pam Tanowitz Music by Kaija Saariaho Images by Brice Marden The Knights Pam Tanowitz Dance Narration by Kathleen Chalfant Scenic and lighting design by Clifton Taylor Costume design by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung Sound design by Jean-Baptiste Barriére Feb 10—12, 7:30pm Tickets start at $25 BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn, NY
Photo credit: Maria Baranova January 28, 2022—After much anticipation following its critically acclaimed 2018 world premiere at the Fisher Center at Bard, Four Quartets will be presented at BAM from Feb 10—12. Along with a score by the renowned Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho played live by The Knights, and iconic painter Brice Marden, choreographer Pam Tanowitz creates a glorious and thrilling performance inspired by T.S. Eliot’s beautiful and mysterious meditation, Four Quartets. These haunting and evocative poems emerged in 1943 from the chaos of World War II as hopeful testaments to the redemptive power of spirituality, art, and human goodness in the darkest of times. Tony Award–nominated Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit) performs Eliot’s text live on stage with the dancers who effortlessly elevate contrasts in dynamics, space, and form by pivoting large ensemble works with transcendent duets and riveting solos.
Photo credit: Maria Baranova **All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. Proof of full vaccination and masking required. ** Brooklyn Academy of Music Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217-1486