New Wave Festival to feature Questlove performancePosted on September 17, 2013 | by Sydney Pereira
The 31st Next Wave Festival, New York’s most comprehensive celebration of performance arts will host a variety of acts, including former NYU professor Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music will host the festival in three separate locations in Brooklyn.
Performing in a group show called “Electronium: The Future Was Then” on Oct. 25 and 26, Questlove’s show will include mashups of old recordings mixed with modern electronics.
The festival is known for its forward-thinking artistic pro- gram and takes between 18 months and two years to plan.
This fall, BAM features productions such as “Water,” “Enemy of the People” and “Documer- ica” that will focus on global environmental issues.
Furthermore, the festival includes dance presentations, including a free performance by DanceMotion USA.
“One of the most exciting things this year is the wide range of dance presentations
both locally and international- ly,” BAM Executive Producer Joe Melillo said. “A full spectrum of scale and new movement ideas will be presented along with very challenging content.”
The festival will run from Sept. 17 through Dec. 22.