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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In Context: The Wanderer

Jessica Lang's story ballet The Wanderer runs at BAM from December 3—6. Context is everything, so get even closer to the show with this curated selection of articles, interviews, and videos related to the production. Once you've seen it, help us keep the conversation going by telling us what you thought below.

Program Notes

The Wanderer (PDF)


Jessica Lang
Learn about all things Lang at her website. 

"Jessica Lang on Her Big Dream for Dance, Collaboration, and Staying Power" (D Magazine)
"One of the things that doesn’t really interest me is just pure dance," says Lang. "There’s so much more to explore with objects and collaborations and music."

Watch & Listen

The making of The Wanderer: Set Design (YouTube)

The making of The Wanderer: Costume Design (YouTube)

The making of The Wanderer: Lighting Design (YouTube)

Jessica Lang Dance: A Film by Show Love (Vimeo)
Beautiful footage of Lang and dancers at work.

"A Listener's Guide to Schubert's Die Schöne Mullerin (NPR)
Get to know the music behind Jessica Lang's captivating story ballet.

Die Schöne Mullerin (YouTube)
Dietrich Fischer Dieskau, a master of Schubert lied, performs the song cycle with pianist Andras Schiff. (With subtitles)

Jessica Lang Dance Repertory Reel (YouTube)
Snapshots from a dance troupe's colorful oeuvre.

Choreography in Focus: Jessica Lang (Dance Magazine)
Lang talks with dance critic Wendy Perron about her debut at Jacob's Pillow.

Works & Process: The Music of David Lang Interpreted by Jessica Lang and Pontus Lidberg (YouTube)
Lang choreographs Lang in this series from the Guggenheim Museum.

Now your turn...

So how did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below.


  1. This show was amazing!!! I loved it and I am excited about encouraging my friends to check it out!! BRAVO !!!!

  2. Jessica Lang Dance does not disappoint. This was my second time seeing the company and this performance was as good as expected.


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