I'm not interested in how people move but in what moves them." - Pina Bausch
Watch the Vollmond (Full Moon) trailer on BAM's website.
For my birthday, I was clever enough to ask for a gift membership to BAM. This would allow me the opportunity to immerse myself in New York's creative offerings and persuade me to go commit to attending them.
This idea was ripe with possibility and has proved itself endlessly valuable. I am reaping the benefits of New York in the autumn, with new seasons abound at nearly every creative institution in the city.
When I caught an invite to the opening night of the Next Wave Festival at BAM, which was a performance of the late Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal doing Vollmond (Full Moon), along with an invite to the after reception, I couldn't resist.
I invited my friend Meryl (of Meryl & Marina) and on the eve of our largest artistic endeavor yet, that being the premiere of our first short film "Secret Garden", we soaked up the multidisciplinary and celebratory revelry that was "Vollmond". Followed by some wine and Germanic-themed braised cabbage & spaetzle, we had the loveliest of times. Even better, we spotted Juliette Binoche, a.k.a. my favorite actress of all time, standing in line, looking around for an entrance as frantically as we were.
The fun continues tomorrow! I'm seeing The Deer House!