TAPE, choreographer Kenneth Kvarnström's duct tape-delineated po-mo mashup up of modern dance and baroque music, comes to BAM on September 23. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of articles and videos related to the show. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought below and by posting on social media using #Kvarnstrom.
BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo discusses his selection of Kenneth Kvarnström's TAPE for the 2015 Next Wave Festival.
Watch & Listen
Excerpts from Kenneth Kvarnstöm's YOUMAKEME (YouTube)
Human miming and mirroring inspired this work by the TAPE choreographer.
Excerpts from Kenneth Kvarnstöm's Destruction Song II (YouTube)
Dystopian stylings, shot in beautiful black and white.
Jonas Nordberg Plays the Theorbo (YouTube)
The TAPE music curator and performer plays a baroque work on the lute's giraffe-necked cousin.
NWF: Next Wave Fashion (BAM blog)
Learn more about Astrid Olsson's design collaboration with the company (including the extra-roomy trousers she designed for each dancer).
"The Woman Who Invented Duct Tape" (KilmerHouse.com)
While serving in WWI, Verna Stoudt's sons struggled to get their ammo cases open. So she fixed the problem.
Now your turn...
What did you think? Are baroque music and modern dance happy bedfellows? Thinking about reviving your acid-washed wardrobe? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #Kvarnstrom.