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BAM Next Wave 2023: Choreographer Trajal Harrell + Jazz Pianist Keith Jarrett present "The Köln Concert"

BAM Next Wave 2023: Choreographer Trajal Harrell + Jazz Pianist Keith Jarrett present "The Köln Concert"


Trajal Harrell + Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble


BAM Strong Harvey Theater
Brooklyn, NY


Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 7:30pm daily through November 4, 2023



Trajal Harrell + Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble

The Köln Concert
NOV 2—NOV 4, 2023

Music by Keith Jarrett and Joni Mitchell
By Trajal Harrell / Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble

Part of Next Wave 2023

Trajal Harrell has gained global recognition as a choreographer whose artistry is equally at home on an opera house stage or a ballroom floor. From New York’s avant-garde scene to his current home of Switzerland, Harrell has skillfully deconstructed the distinct dance styles of voguing, butoh, modern, and postmodern dance, injecting them with his remarkable blend of humor and poignancy.

Harrell’s latest dance piece is at once a continuation and reimagining of his practice, set to jazz pianist Keith Jarrett’s The Köln Concert. Making his BAM debut, Harrell performs alongside six members of his recently assembled Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble, using his signature form of the catwalk. The precise movements and deep feeling of this international cast find fragility and tenderness in Jarrett’s canonical piece and the compositions of another musical genius: Joni Mitchell. Harrell, a powerhouse performer, begins the evening by dancing solo to signature songs by the iconic Canadian singer-songwriter. Mitchell’s music sets the stage for a transcendent, heart-stirring work.



Fri Jun 16
BAM Members & Patrons
Tue Jul 11
General Public

Thu, Nov 2 at 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 3 at 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 4 at 7:30pm

BAM Strong
Harvey Theater

BAM Members & Patrons get first access and receive 20% off tickets through July 10. No promo code needed. 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. 

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