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Sunday, September 4, 2016

In Context: Bridge Over Mud


DIY Norwegian art collective Verdensteatret transform the Fishman Space in Bridge Over Mud, coming to the 2016 BAM Next Wave Festival Sep 7—11. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought below and by posting on social media using #BridgeOverMud.

Read

Reading List
#WSxBAM: Bridge Over Mud (BAM blog)
Verdensteatret outlines their influences (Heiner Müller, anyone?) in this annotated reading list. After the show, peruse the selection in the Wendy's Subway Reading Room located in the BAM Fisher Lower Lobby.

Article
Bridge Over Mud (Nordwind Festival)
"The principal protagonist in Bridge Over Mud is a rambling landscape filled with technological apparatus and intricate objects."

Article
Broen over Gjørme (Verdensteatret)
More on Bridge Over Mud, this time in the company's own words.

Article
Critical Writing on Bridge Over Mud (Verdensteatret)
Two essays on the piece.

Article
Stalker (Senses of Cinema)
Learn more about Tarkovsky's 1979 film.

Watch & Listen

Video 
Preview: Verdensteatret | AND ALL THE QUESTIONMARKS STARTED TO SING (YouTube)
An excerpt from the company's previous show in New York.

Now your turn...

What did you think? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #BridgeOverMud.

4 comments:

  1. High pitched industrial sound was very tough on the ears but the visuals were brilliant and striking

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  2. Could you please turn down the pre performance lights? They were blinding and unpleasant.

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    1. Thanks for commenting! The pre-performance lights are a specific artistic choice and we're sorry to hear you found them unpleasant. Though we can't change the lighting for this show, we'll take your feedback into account for future productions.

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  3. This is very informative & well written. Keep doing great work.

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