Speaking and singing in Korean with English subtitles, the cast leans on the traditional Korean folk storytelling tradition of pansori, and more modern musical accompaniment.
A Crash Course in Method Acting
Hyperallergic talks to historian Isaac Butler and curator Livia Bloom Ingram about how performance technique evolves and what is and isn’t method acting.
Light Up Your Family’s Winter With These Animated Shorts
The 2020 Best of BAMkids Film Festival presents a program of charming shorts.
BAM Administrative Workers Ratify Union Contract, a Hard-Won Victory
Union organizers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music said the coronavirus caused them to shift their bargaining priorities to job security.
A Minimalist Take on Medea Delivers Maximal Drama
In Simon Stone’s adaptation, the conflict is not cultural but psychological, and viewers can’t help but empathize with her.
A Week of Film and Performance Honors Toni Morrison and Black Womanhood
“Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women” will launch on February 18 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in honor of the late author’s 89th birthday.
BAM Opens Doors to Its First Dedicated Visual Art Space
The Ruden Family Gallery and additional programming deepen the performing arts institution’s commitment to visual art.
Millennial Cinema Without the Cheap Stereotypes
We Can’t Even: Millennials on Film, a series of films at BAM about, by, and for millennials, is a rebuttal to the narratives that dominate the discourse around a generation’s priorities and perspectives.
Mining Robert Mapplethorpe’s Legacy, With Missteps
Though its music, and use of Mapplethorpe’s photographs and texts by Essex Hemphill and Patti Smith were impressive in their own rights, the performance Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) ultimately appeared cheap, forced, and self-congratulatory.
Brooklyn Academy of Music Employees Vote in Favor of Union
BAM administrative workers and cinema staff voted in favor of forming BAM’s seventh union by an 82% margin. “It’s heartening to see workers coming together and standing up for themselves,” one employee tells Hyperallergic.
Workers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Move to Unionize
A BAM employee says the union for administrative workers and cinema staff has been in the works for a year and a half, after workers “noticed a lack of transparency and discrepancies in codes of standards of conduct that BAM was holding for itself.”
Black American Cinema of the ’90s Was Filled with Promise
Revisiting the movies made by Black American filmmakers, which could only really be fully appreciated decades later.